John 10:10 (nkjv) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The word “thief”, here in the Greek, is transferred to false teachers, who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain.
“The thief has no other design in coming but to plunder.
So false teachers have no other end in view but to enrich or aggrandize themselves” (Barnes).
This means we need to exercise discernment to avoid becoming victim to their ear-tickling words (Heb 5:14, Isa 7:15, Phil 1:10, 1 Thess 5:21, 2 Tim 4:3, Isa 56:11, Eze 34:2-4).
Remember, whatever enters your ears goes into your mind and controls your heart (Matt 12:34, Luke 6:45).
God bless you today