Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Today Reminder - 17 October 2012 (Deception)

A reminder for today
"You won't die!" the serpent replied to the woman. "God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil." The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. (Genesis 3:4-6)

Deception – Knowing it is wrong but yet you are still convinced it is fine to carry on. It is funny actually how people seek money and power. Man wants to be like God. He wants to be powerful and rich and everyone must be in awe of his prominence. It is a terrible flaw and one the enemy loves to use in its deception. You see it started with Adam and Eve, but never stopped there. The enemy still today deceives people by making them think they can have God’s wisdom and power. 

But deception surely does not stop there. The enemy has found so many ways in deceiving us today in making us think it is the right thing to do, when it is actually wrong. How easy it has become to manipulate us in today’s world with all the media and television and terrible examples that we have in our celebrities and leaders.

Here is one or two as food for thought:

"You must not have any other god but me.” – Yet we allow money and possessions to take God’s place in our lives.

"You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God.” – In today’s society it has become part of the way people talk and obviously we see it on TV.

"Honour your father and mother. “ – Do we?

And how many “Little white lies” do we tell?

My dear friend, satan will continue to deceive us and convince us it fine unless you measure it against the Word of God. Don’t just accept his lies but let God guide you by His word so that you can distinguish between right and wrong and between lies and truth. 

My prayer for you is that God will grant you the wisdom to see past the enemy’s lies and that you will allow God to show you the truth and the right way, in Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.