FATHER OF LIES

I keep getting this phone call telling me my social security account has been hacked, and if I don’t respond, my account will be suspended.

And the one that says my car’s warranty has expired, and I need to quickly reestablish a warranty, so I won’t be saddled with expensive car repairs. This is your last notice. (That day) Two days later, I get the same exact call.

Then, the good one, (I can’t believe I didn’t respond to this one) I have won through Publisher’s Clearing House, one million dollars, a new car, and some thousands of dollars a week for life.

I remember, a long time ago, if I watched the news on tv, there was usually a pretty good chance that what I was hearing was true.

Now, it seems that there is a pretty good chance that it is not.

I find myself getting angry.

Just tell the truth.

Then, I realize that most can’t.

They cannot tell truth from lies.

They belong to their father, the devil, and they want to carry out their father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44 NIV)

It still can get discouraging, when I try to point out the lies that I see.

I think, in my conversations, I will try to discern who is the father of the one I am talking to.

Maybe the children of light will be able to hear the truth.

There has to be a standard, doesn’t there.

“Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In ALL your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Oh, one other thing. There is a standard, a plumb line to know the truth.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

You can argue against this.

But, it is still the truth.

Standard

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