A few days ago in church, our bishop spoke about the dangers of being scammed by real estate fraud. It seemed a strange topic for a Sacrament Meeting Service until he made the connection between these scams and those of the Devil. The Devil also tries to scam or deceive us.
When we buy into the lie that the things of the world are more important than eternal things, we are being scammed. When we buy into yet another lie that there is no heaven or hell, we are being scammed. Like those who try to scam the unwary with real estate fraud, the Devil mixes truth with lies. He knows in that way he can lure his victims to his unholy plans for them..
And that's what we are when we accept his lies: victims. I don't know about you, but that makes me angry. I don't want to be anyone's victim.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I can detect and resist lies.