Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Guarding Against Deception

 So, what can we do to protect our hearts from being deceived?

1. Seek God and His righteousness first in all things. (Matthew 6:33-34) This will help us to battle the doubts that Satan brings our way.
2. Commit our ways unto the Lord, so that our thoughts will be established. (Proverbs 16:3) This will help our hearts from foolishly desiring the wrong things.
3. Separate ourselves from the carnal things of this world. (II Corinthians 6:14-18) If we don’t touch the unclean things of this world, then we can’t be defiled by them. And if we aren’t defiled by them, Satan can’t use them to destroy us.

Walking wholeheartedly with God brings us a life of joy and peace. Don’t allow the devil to trick you into doubting God or His Word and don’t allow him to deceive you into thinking that God is keeping anything good away from you. The Bible even reminds us of this in John 10:10 when it says, “The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Jesus has come to give us an abundant life, and one of the best ways that we enjoy it is through its by-product of emotional stability.

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