As I watch television these days, I see our enemy, Satan, hasn't deviated much from his initial strategy. Even as he tricked Eve and then Adam with his lies, the devil delights in tripping us up with rotten lies.
Satan's lies, according to 2 Corinthians 11:3, lead to to thoughts being "led astray." We start justifying sin. We call it by another name. We wander into wickedness because we aren't anchored to truth.
We see this in our homes, government and even the church. The consequence of these wayward thoughts for Chritians? False, corrupted devotion to Christ.
Read this progression for yourself:
- through false teachers and religions (2 Corinthians 11:12-13; 2 John 1:7);
- from believing lies in the culture—the world system (Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:8);
- or even lies that arise in our own hearts (Proverbs 14:12; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 2:16; James 1:14-15).
We can't afford to play loosely with the truth of Scripture. We've got to know, embrace and obey the Truth!