[CF Devotionals] 2004-10-15 - The Lies Satan Tells

How do you recognize Satan's lies versus the thoughts of God?

See if you can relate to any of the lies perhaps heard inside your mind after you make a mistake:

  1. You will always have this haunting you.
  2. You will never be set free from this bondage.
  3. Don't worry, it's ok-God will forgive you. He doesn't mind if you do this. So what if the Bible advises against it?
  4. You will never reach your full potential. You call yourself a Christian?
  5. God will be mad at you.

Now hear the truth about those lies.

  1. "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:12
  2. "The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God." Romans 8:6-8
  3. "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal, to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14
  4. "I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I'm allowed to do them, I'll refuse to, if I think they might get such a grip on me." 1 Corinthians 6:12
  5. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God-and that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1

Dear God, There are times I am unsure if my thoughts are from the enemy, You, or me. Where do these doubts come from? I stake my claim and agree that Your truth has power on my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.


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