Devotional

Subtle Deception

by Adrian Miciano   


I once tried to hide something from somebody. It was just a little thing. It wouldn’t hurt if I did it without involving anybody because it was just a little thing. It didn’t involve anybody, just me. But something continued to bother me: that little thing was still wrong. No matter how I looked at it or did it, it was still wrong. Good thing, God is merciful and He has forgiven me for what I have done.

Oftentimes, a sin can be tempting to pursue if it’s just a tiny act like stealing 5 pesos from your mother’s wallet or arriving 5 minutes late in Sunday School. It’s easy to assume that no one was put to jail by watching too much TV or cutting classes.

These small acts of wrong doing are enough for the evil to get to you. This is why the Lord reminds us to always be on guard by walking according to His will.

“and dot not give the devil an opportunity.” (Ephesians 4:27 NASB)

An inch can become a yard. A yard can become a mile. A person can go on and on until he realizes that he is lost and there is no way out. Don’t give the devil an inch. 

Memory Verse
“and dot not give the devil an opportunity.” (Ephesians 4:27 NASB)

Resource Reading
Ephesians 4:17-32

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