From the eternal past the enemy has always used deceit as his choicest weapon. That is why he is called the deceiver. In another place the bible says, when he deceives he speaks his native language. He does not only deceive but perpetually deceives. To deceive means to deliberately cause someone to believe something that is not true, especially for personal gain. Isn’t that what the devil does? He always over promises and under delivers. We can see this all the way from the garden of Eden when the devil deceived Eve, to when he led Achan to take a glamorous robe, some silver ware and golden items from Jericho only to lead him and his family to death. The antidote to deception is truth. As we feed on God’s Word through studying and meditating on it, deception has no option but give way to truth. Arm yourself with God’s Word as you go forth to possess the land.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 9:3-5But when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,They worked cunningly, and went pretending to be ambassadors and took [provisions and] old sacks on their donkeys and wineskins, old, torn, and mended,And old and patched shoes on their feet and wearing old garments; and all their supply of food was dry and moldy.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to sharpen my ability to discern your will as I continue my walk with you.