Monday, April 23, 2012

Deception: pt 1 (Prov 20:10-14)

Have you ever been deceived? Of course you have! This world is run by deception. Deception is Satan's greatest tool. He's used it since Adam and Eve, and he still uses it today.

This week we are going to take a closer look at deception, and how Satan uses it against today's Christian. Today we will begin with the most basic rule of simple buying and selling. 

Read Proverbs 20: 10-14 in your Bible. Think over this passage in your mind a bit. There are several things that we can talk about here, but the one thing that I really want you to get out of it today is that we are not to believe everything that we see and hear when we are buying and selling.

Of course, this can be discussed on many levels...

* We need to be wise stewards of the money God allows us to use. Good stewardship means informed buying.

* We deal with people everyday, even in our family,  trying to 'sell' us things. My toddler even tries to 'sell' me on why he needs to go to the store and get M & M's. We need to be aware that every human is selfish. As mothers/wives it is our job to seek Christ first about even the little things in life. If you think something is a bad idea, then it probably is so don't let your teen talk you into it!

* Preachers, teachers, friends--they all try to 'sell' you their idea of what they believe. Don't take their word for it.

I've just touched on these things. I just want you to open your mind today and take a look around you to see where Satan might be slithering in and working to deceive you. Think about all areas of your life, and I'll be back tomorrow to discuss it some more.


Snoodles said...

Great post, Tonya....I can identify with this (hey, I'm in the world of sales and marketing, right?!) and I know that I always try to cling to honesty and avoid deception, but I see others who don't. I'll tune in tomorrow to see "the rest of the story."

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is a creepy picture of that snake.
satan is sneaky, that is for sure. When we can recognize his attacks we can rebuke him a lot sooner.

Belinda said...

Very interested in what your post will bring tomorrow!