When God instituted the idea of a “prophet,” someone who could presume to hear from heaven and share with the world, God told us to no longer heed that person if what they shared proved to be untrue (in fact, God also said they should die, but let’s not be quite that nihilistic.)
Why was getting it right so important to God? Because if someone could say “thus saith the Lord” falsely, and be unwilling to own getting it wrong, how could anyone trust what they heard from that prophet or any other ever again?
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