The Liars

Just starting the book The Good Life by Trip Lee when I encountered this sub-section in Chapter 1 titled ‘The Liars’.  The explanation is so clear and succinct I wanted to share it with you …

‘We have three great enemies in this life: the world, the flesh, and the Devil.  The Devil is God’s greatest adversary … he does have a lot of influence in our world.  In fact, he has so much sway that the apostle Paul refers to him as “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2).  He is constantly feeding lies to whoever will receive them.  The Bible calls him “the father of lies” (John 8:44).

The “world” is the system that supports and distributes his lies.  “World” refers to the system and method of operation among sinful men.  This world system is controlled by the Devil and it leads us away from the truth.  And the “flesh” is our fallen, sinful nature.  Our flesh receives and believes these lies.  Something has gone wrong inside of us, so our hearts have an appetite for falsehood … Instead of rejecting these lies, our fleshly taste buds crave them.  The result of this devastating world, flesh, and Devil trifecta is that all of us have aligned ourselves with false ideas about how we should live.

This is humanity’s greatest problem … It’s that we believe the lies of the enemy over the truth of God.’

So how clearly do I see and understand who my enemies are?

And what will it take to ensure I embrace the truth of God over the lies of the enemy?

What is the reality?  And what is the deception?

Food for thought …

Bernie

About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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