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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday's Word - The Oldest Trick in The Book

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday's Word - The Oldest Trick in The Book

Hello All,

So when is the last time you ‘ve been tricked…. You know… been had. Been took. Been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray ?(Sorry, got started and couldn’t stop). I tell ya, if there’s one universal thing that no one likes, its being tricked. You may even consider giving someone a fair shot as long as you can see it coming, but getting up off the ground feeling dazed and confused, wondering what happened is never a welcomed feeling. It seems odd that we can continue “fall for it” even though we know it’s coming. Well, I guess we may not know particularly, but it stands to reason that we know we have a relentless enemy whose only joy comes in seeing us fall. Do you ever consider that our enemy can’t make us fall whenever he wants to?

Here’s the word:

1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour

Now, focus on the first part of that verse. Be self-controlled. Does it seem odd that “self-control” is partly responsible for keeping you safe from trickery? You know what I think happens? I think people tend to focus a little too much on themselves which is self-consumed, not self-controlled, and that’s exactly when the enemy can start in on his routine that hasn’t changed in ages.

More Word: 1John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

If the prince of this world(John14:30) can convince you that you shouldn’t have to patiently endure NOT getting your way, (or really letting God lead you) then you’ve become fruit ripe for the picking. This is how the subtle serpent pulled off the first trick, and it’s how he continues to do it today. I mean, why change what works? Even if it is the oldest trick in the book.

In Him,
Cros

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