Ever heard of a red herring? Webster's defines the term as something unimportant that is used to stop people from noticing or thinking about something important. This practice has been around since the beginning of time and is widely used by governments, politicians, corporations, or anyone seeking to distract. Our enemy, the devil, likes to get us distracted. When we are distracted we have a hard time hearing what God is saying to us. Many in the church buy into his game and tend to get caught up in petty arguments or doctrinal disputes and miss the important battles under our noses that need our attention. These distractions don't necessarily have to be bad things either. Oswald Chambers once said that the good is always the biggest enemy of the best. Our country is in dire straits and, whether she knows it or not, desperately needs the church to get focused and do what it was designed by Christ to do- take back what the enemy has stolen. God chose us for a time such as this and we need to stay focused and "in the game." Don't waste your time and energy on unproductive works that don't produce life, but instead spend time alone with your heavenly Father and listen for His marching orders. He will certainly speak if you are listening.
Overcome every form of evil as a victorious soldier of Jesus the Anointed One. For every soldier called to active duty must divorce himself from the distractions of this world so that he may fully satisfy the one who chose him. 2Timothy 2:4 TPT
Have them stop devoting their attention to myths and never-ending genealogies; these divert people to speculating instead of doing God's work, which requires trust. 1Timothy 1:4 CJB
Pastor Frank Dodson