This is the third of four posts on The Ways of the Enemy. We have seen that he is an opportunist and a counterfeit. This week we will discover that he is truly a counterfeit to Jesus as Truth and Life. And next week we will talk about resisting the devil.
Have you noticed how naturally we lie? Little children learn quickly how to avoid getting in trouble. Bigger children perfect it. And you and I—we are usually more subtle. Yet how easily we fall prey to scams?
Jesus is the Truth
Remember what Jesus says about Himself in John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life….”
So our natural tendency to lie is in contrast to the truth embodied by our Lord. That deceitful tendency makes us easy prey for our enemy. He whispers enticements to us—counterfeits that sound like truth. Life scams. A clever scam artist.
He did it from the beginning with Eve:
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman, misquoting God. (Genesis 3:4)
He did it with Jesus, offering him shortcuts to the realities He will have soon enough:Continue Reading