Tuesday, 1st February 2022: The devil can use the scriptures to deceive you!

Scripture Reading: Luke 4: 10-11
For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands, they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season

Reflections: The devil engaged the medium of scriptures to outwit Jesus. His knowledgement of scriptures proved impressive, as he quoted from Psalm 91:10-11. But Jesus proved to be ‘theologically sound’ and more clever. He saw through and knew the devil was only tactfully applying the scriptures wrongfully to suit his diabolical plan. He counter quoted what the devil had submitted and, in the process, exposed the devil’s strategy of misapplying the scriptures. At this instant, the devil had no choice but to bow in disgrace and quit the fight shamefully. It is important to note that the devil or those associated with him can use their knowledge of scriptures to deceive you. Like Jesus, be on the alert and prove that you can rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) to offset any form of deception.

Prayer: Dear Lord, give me the ability to rightly divide the word of truth so that I will not fall prey to the schemes of the enemy.

Confession: I don’t misapply the scriptures to daily living.