Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 11th – Don’t Be Deceived By Satan’s Wiles

(Know And Walk In God’s Light)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 6:11
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

The word “wiles” in our opening verse is translated from the Greek “methodeia,” which refers to trickery. Trickery is primarily defined as a verbal misrepresentation. It’s when something is said with the intention to mislead and take advantage of someone for some purpose—like we sometimes see happening in the news media. We know who’s behind this trickery; it’s none other than the devil, whom the Bible calls the slanderer and traducer (Ephesians 6:11).

A better expression than trickery, however, is “lying in wait.” We find this expression used in Ephesians 4:14 KJV: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” This is “methodeia”: lying in wait for deception.

Satan’s modus operandi is based on deception with misrepresentations. The biggest strategy with which he enforces this agenda is misinformation through the news media.

As a Christian, you shouldn’t be ignorant of this. Ephesians 5:6 RSV says, “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”

This is why you ought to know and walk in God’s truth—His light. Jesus said, “…I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).

In other words, when you walk in His light, you’ll never be deceived. Give yourself to the study of God’s Word. His Word illuminates your path and enlightens your heart and mind such that you’re never deceived or in the dark. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Peter 5:8-9; Psalm 119:15

Dear Father, thank you for the instructions in your Word. I’m firmly rooted and grounded in your Word and guided by your truth in Christ Jesus. I live over and above satan and his deceptions and manipulations, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 27:27-44, Exodus 40
Acts 17:1-9, Psalm 11-13

Read about the whole armour of God in Ephesians 6:10-18 and learn what its different parts indicate.

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