An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Deluge of Deceit

(Pro 14:15 KJV)  The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

We have a call to be constantly alert, to discern the difference between truth and lies, righteousness and evil, even between degrees of accuracy.  It would seem that this would be an automatic understanding but we have a problem with sloth.  We don’t want to put the energy into thinking, let alone investigating.

We are under a deluge of deceit.  That is obvious in politics and the news, or it should be obvious.  How many times do you need to be lied to before you stop accepting the party line?  It always amazes me when people tell me, “I never heard that.”  Or when someone watches a video and shares it as hot off the press when it was available for days before that if you were paying attention.

The not so obvious is the heresy and deception that we can find coming from people who claim to be spiritual leaders.  In reality there is even less excuse for ignorance here.  We all have access to the source in this area.  When someone tells you Jesus did not physically rise from the dead you can read a little bit and see how He went out of His way to prove it in the upper room.  If someone tells you certain sexual situations are good with God, it does not take long to find out they are lying.

So?  Refusing to engage your brain is a dangerous place to be.