Satan tries to make himself sound like God (2 Corinthians 11:14). By using God’s words in a slightly altered fashion, he comes up with convincing arguments for things that simulate godliness, such as trusting in an outward regimen of self-discipline, rather than Christ’s death, for salvation (Colossians 2:23), Satan has led many astray.
God went to extremes to make sure we’d recognize His voice. He not only gave us His Word, He gave us the Word made flesh – Jesus (John 1:14) – so that we will not be easily deceived or misled. – Julie Ackerman Link
Instill within my heart, dear Lord,
A deep desire to know Your Word,
I want to learn to hear Your voice
That I may make Your will my choice. – D. De Haan
Your Word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it. – Psalm 119:140
- November 25, Vol. 21, Our Daily Bread