How to Spot the Enemy's Lies
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. – Psalm 119:160
The American Banking Association once sponsored a two-week training program to help tellers detect counterfeit bills.
The program was unique – never during the two-week training did the tellers even look at a counterfeit bill, nor did they listen to any lectures concerning the characteristics of counterfeit bills... All they did for two weeks was handle authentic currency, hour after hour and day after day, until they were so familiar with the truth that they could not possibly be fooled by the false.
Lies accompany every temptation that comes your way. They're the sugar Satan sprinkles on sin to make it look sweet. But you don't learn to spot the lie by growing more acquainted with the sin – you learn to spot the lie by growing more acquainted with the truth.
God's Word is your divine source of truth. And like the bank tellers, you'll have no problem spotting counterfeit truth when you spend time with the real thing.
Ask God to open the eyes of your heart to the truth of His Word. Pray that He'll equip you to distinguish His truth from the lies of the enemy.
Questions for Thought:
What are some lies the enemy has tried to sell you in the past?
What does the truth of God's Word say about them?
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