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Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Insights: The second truth we learn this week is the world is full of people who have been deceived. The real problem, however, is once a person has been lied to and they have bought into that lie, then they become the next generation who proselyte this wrong belief. In other words, do you think a Jehovah’s Witness or a Muslim wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, “I am going to leave my house today and lead a person straight to the pit of hell because of this false message I am espousing.” The answer is a resounding, “no.” These individuals have been deceived to believe that what they are thinking is correct and because they think they are correct they share their belief with others. In their sharing of these wrong ideas, however, sometimes a person will believe them and before we know it another false convert is out there deceiving people to a lie. Beloved, we must understand this reality and pray for the the spiritual blinders to be removed from peoples eyes. I pray the Lord protects you from false theology and rhetoric. May you know the Truth, Jesus Christ, and may He guide you into the paths of righteousness. May our faithful lives bring glory to the Lord.
1. Have you ever been deceived, and if so, how did it feel?
2. Have you ever deceived someone else, and if so, why?
Prayer: Father, in this world we desire to look good in the eyes of other people. As a result, too many times we deceive those around us. Protect me from my false image and let me walk humbly with You. Give me wisdom to not fall prey to the deceptive words of others as well. Amen.
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