People automatically know to avoid a bear or a lion. It is a no brainer that these animals will rip a person apart. There is a healthy fear that rises up inside and a common knowledge to move out of the way.
Sometimes with people it is obvious when a person is irate. At that time it’s best to find something to do away from that person. There are certain warning signs in life that are easy to identify like these.
There are other situations to avoid at all costs but they come disguised as beauty and truth. Many come in the name of our Lord but have a personal agenda to get money or a large audience. They have a smile on their face and a charisma about them that draws people. There is something that nags at the heart about such a person but it cannot be pinpointed exactly what is disturbing. This is a spiritual red flag warning to politely walk away. The sooner the better, otherwise the temptation builds to the point where walking away becomes more difficult.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.