It is Satan’s practice to convince people that what God calls good is actually evil and what God declares evil is, in fact, good. Despite the absurdity of Satan’s logic, he continues to deceive people into doubting what God has clearly said.
We, too, will face the temptation to call something good that God has declared wicked. We may be persuaded that we can accomplish more good by lying than by telling the truth. We may claim that we are mobilizing Christians to pray for someone in sin, when, in fact, we are spreading gossip. We may assert that we are following God’s will in our job when, in fact, we are striving to pursue our own ambitions. We will also be tempted to call evil that which God declares is good. God says it is good to love our enemies, yet we might decide our task is to hold them responsible for their actions.
It is so important to hold ourselves accountable to God’s Word. God does not need us to find exceptions for His commands. He requires our obedience.
- September 19, Experiencing God Daily Devotionals