Deceived? Don’t be.

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day one)

“When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho. . .they acted craftily.”–v 3-4.

One of Satan’s oldest strategies.  Snake-like subtlety.  “You won’t die”, he whispered to Eve (Genesis 3).  “It won’t matter”, he whispers to us with each offered temptation.  Liar.

The Gibeonites are his disciples in Joshua 9 and, sadly, the people of God fell for the deception.  “So the men of Israel took some of their provisions and did not ask for the counsel of the Lord. . .and made a treaty with them, to let them live.”–v 14-15.

Feel like you are being lied to these days?  More than likely you are!  And the only remedy is to seek daily counsel and correction from the One who truth in His very nature.

Do not be deceived!”–Galatians 6:7.  The problem is not that people lie.  The problem is that we listen to them without seeking counsel from God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

0 thoughts on “Deceived? Don’t be.”

  1. Ask,seek,knock…
    That which is the most obvious to do as Christians
    we struggle with the most.
    From generation to generation the struggle continues.
    To sit quietly and turn our thoughts off!
    To unplug so that we can seek “HIS FACE”.
    Had Joshua forgotten to start his day off with God
    that day. Would he have received gut feelings or a signal..”something is just not right with this story this guy is telling me. It’s just to preplanned out…
    to perfect.”

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