Monday, February 06, 2012


“This diabolical dealer will show you how to slip your sins under the table, telling you no one, not even God, will see.
Study Satan's tricks, and acquaint yourself with his tactics. Paul takes for granted that every Christian understands them in some measure: "We are not ignorant of his devices," he says 
@ Corinthians 2:11 Can this be said of you? Do you know how subtle and clever your enemy is? What pleasant company he can pretend to be?
If Satan can entice you to sin for what he assures you is a worthy prize, you are in serious trouble, but the worst is yet to come. Once he has you sitting at his table, he will begin in earnest to teach you the tricks of his trade. This diabolical dealer will show you how to slip you sins under the table, telling you no one-- not even God-- will see. He has been teaching this trick since Adam, who thought he could hide behind a fig leaf. What did Joseph's brothers do when they had left him for dead but hide their deed under the coat they had bloodied? And how did Potiphar's wife respond when Joseph turned way from her adulterous gaze? She hid her sin (again in his coat) and accused him of her own wickedness.
Beware of playing such games of chance with God. No coat is large enough to hide your sin; no hand is quick enough to slip it under the table and miss the all-seeing eye of God. If He does not call you to account for it in this life, you can be sure you will answer for it in the next.”
Once again we see  why, James say,’ when we draw near to God He will draw near to you.’ His word teaches and allows us to continually say yes to Him and no to all others. Trusting God for our lives means we wait until He says go and we stop when He says stop. It is only when we have a close relationship with Him that we know His voice.
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S. Bell

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