(Proverbs 12:20 KJV) Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Who are the biggest victims of “deceit” (4810)? If you are on the short end of a con game you feel like you are the one who suffers. That is true on today’s radar but if you learn from the experience you come out ahead. The con artist goes on feeling like he has achieved a victory.
Deceivers think they are winners but what is down the road? There is a good chance that prison or murder is in their future. There will be a lot of fear and loneliness. There lives are like I imagine it must be to have a drug habit with little money. You have a brief high and then comes the desperate search for the next fix. Deceit is like that.
So? A number of things come to mind. Get the last laugh. Learn from your mistakes. Feel sorry for the trickster wallowing in his desperation. Pray for his foolishness. Don’t feel like you will be happier if you join him.