The Original Scammer

The Original Scammer

There isn’t a day that passes without getting at least one phone call with someone trying to convince us to turn over bank information, private information, or send  money.  Telemarketers call with the “too good to be true” offers, and infomercials sell products that, if they worked, would be declared one of the natural wonders of the world.  Our days are filled with scams and scammers.

Fortunately, we’ve learned not to pick up the phone, shred “amazing offers”, and otherwise ignore telemarketers and infomercials.  We recognize them as scams.

Isn’t it amazing that somehow we still pay attention to Satan, the original scammer?  We know he lies, and yet, we accept at face value his whisper telling us we are worthless.  He says that our families are lost and will never be saved.  He bends our minds further, reminding us of every wrong we’ve committed.  Satan says we won’t make it to heaven, and that we are unforgivable.  And we listen!

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, the first century Christians were admonished not to be shaken or troubled, either in spirit, word, or in letter.  Specifically, they were told not to let anyone deceive them and that at the right time, Satan and all his evil would be revealed. 

Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”  Though we frequently hear this verse quoted as a verse of condemnation, there is victory in this verse for the Christian.  God knew that Satan would try to deceive us,  and that we are prone to doubt.  Just as surely as this verse promises that bad will bring about more bad, it is great assurance for those who live a Christian life that we will reap good for living a right life.

Ignore Satan’s whispers.  Tune it out like the noise that it is.  Instead, claim God’s promises, knowing that He provides good things for those who are committed to him. 

– TH  –

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