weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - September 19, 2023
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
This week, some friends and I are fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico, one of the best stretches of trout water anywhere.
Catching trout requires a little deception. Big fish feed on tiny insects, so a crafty fisherman will present an artificial fly (with a hook) that looks a lot like the real thing!
An effective lie always looks a lot like the truth, but it also has a hook!
When God asked Eve what she had done, her simple response was, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:13) Just like an unsuspecting trout, Adam and Eve took the bite, then felt the hook.
We can be easily deceived and hooked into the world’s belief system if we assume that every attractive option is safe and beneficial. The only way to discern reality from error is to know the truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) And He also said of Satan, “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Don’t let Satan hook you with an attractive yet deadly lie. Know the Truth and let Him set you free.
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Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc