Since the world has been civilized, there’s been folks pretending to be civilized. It’s sad, but true. If you are one who sees the best in others, be weary before fully trusting. It is more difficult these days to spot the fake or counterfeit. If you survived high school, then you know about “friends” who aren’t really your friends. The Bible tells us to watch out for counterfeits in our lives because they are here. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved”.
How do we survive this kind of life? Who do we trust? God gives us encouragement in verse 15 “stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you”. Knowing the truth within God’s Word tells us how to know the difference in real and counterfeit. Keep God’s Word in your heart!