Little Red Christian
By Michael Galloway
Once upon a time…we find a girl who was trying to take food to her grandmother. As she is taking this food she comes across a wolf. The wolf acted like he was looking after her best interests however in reality he was trying to eat Little Red Riding Hood. The wolf finds out that the innocent girl is going to her grandmother’s house. I think we all remember the ending of this story. The wolf gets to the grandmother’s house before Little Red Riding Hood and eats her grandmother and then proceeds to eat Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood was so oblivious of the evil in the world that the wolf tricked her and it ultimately led to her being eaten by the wolf. I believe that there are some spiritual applications that we can make to this classic fable.
1) Beware. There are wolfs out there in the world. The Bible warns us of these wolves. Matthew 7:15 says, "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves”. There are people in the world who are trying to “eat us up” spiritually. We must beware of these individuals and organizations and stay away from falling into the false doctrine that they teach.
1) Study. The problem with Little Red Riding Hood was that she was so oblivious that she didn’t understand what was going on. I could easily see that happening to children of God if they lack the Biblical knowledge necessary to distinguish between false doctrine and the true doctrine of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” Are you doing your best in your study of God’s word?
1) Fight. Little Red Riding Hood was so oblivious that she was eaten without even a fight. As Christians we must fight to defeat the false doctrine of the world, and to prevent others from being “eaten” by this false doctrine.
Are you a modern day Little Red Riding Hood? Are you oblivious of what is sound doctrine and what is false doctrine? Let me encourage you to study God’s word and not get eaten by the wolves of the world and live happily ever after in Heaven with God.