Satan works undercover. And it’s important to understand this.
The devil is very good at masquerading. He knows how to look like a good guy. He understands how to win our confidence. He is an expert in getting us to drop our guard.
So we need to learn to keep our guard up. Our feelings can mislead us. Our eyes can deceive us. Our mind can play tricks on us.
Satan — and the messengers who work for him — are out to to deceive us with their lies. And they they will not be satisfied until they depart with our lives in their hands.
This is the high-stakes war we are fighting. And souls are at stake.
So be vigilant. Test everything. Step carefully and walk soberly.
Let the word of God be your measuring rod. Let prayer be your mother tongue. Let Jesus be your constant companion.
And don’t forget: Wolves sometimes wear sheep’s clothing.
“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15, NIV).
Lord, protect me from Satan’s lies. Help me to recognize the devil when he tries to deceive me. Forgive me for all the times when I have believed his lies, and fallen for his deceptions. Thank you, Jesus, because your forgiveness and righteousness always protect me from the devil’s schemes.
Our Bible reading for Wednesday, September 9, Isaiah 20:1 – 23:18, 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 and Proverbs 22:7-16.
Header image based on "Mask" by Ricardo Liberato, CC By-SA 2.0