“You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams” (v3). From the beginning, there were “prophets” who enticed the Israelites to serve other gods (v1-5), both “near and far.” The Mosaic law called for the harshest of penalties for these people who were pretending to speak for God and causing confusion among His people. They were fomenting rebellion against the God who had brought Israel out of Egypt, “out of the house of slavery” (v5).
“You shall serve Him and hold fast to Him” (v4). God has delivered us from “the house of slavery” through Jesus’ blood; we must reject any other promise of “freedom.”