Then the prophet, Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. ”
In the face of disaster, people grasp for something better to believe, they seek for salvation from their troubles. In this chapter, the false prophet, Hananiah, offers a false sense of security, and feeling of hope. People are always willing to hear those things that “sound good”. As Christians, we know that salvation has been provided for mankind. The key is confession of sin. The true sense of security is God’s love and eternal life in return. This is the truth. If what you are hearing, doesn’t match up with God’s truth, reject it.