A Lying Tongue

As we continue to look at the seven things that are an abomination in the sight of God (Prov. 6:16-19). The second one listed is “a lying tongue.” The first sin recorded in the Bible was a lie. When the serpent said to the woman, “Thou shalt not surely die” (Gen....

Wolves in Uncle Dan's Clothing

One episode of the Andy Griffith show was about a famous criminal who was transferred to the Mayberry jail for a few days. This prisoner was a likable con man who could talk people into just about anything. Barney had heard a lot about him and was thrilled to meet...

Honesty

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (I Tim....

Master of Illusion

Satan is master of illusion. Through pure evil, he can give the appearance of an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). The devil can make the righteous feel outnumbered, outgunned, and overpowered, when such is not the case at all. He can talk Christians into surrendering on...