My enemy is
– on the prowl
– looking to devour
– is a liar
More on being a liar….
“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I came from God and I am here. For I didn’t come on My own, but He sent Me. Why don’t you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to My word. You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.”
It is ‘natural’ for the enemy to lie as he speaks from his own nature. He never experiences any ‘guilt’ when he lies because lying is ‘natural’ for him. He is also the father of lies or ‘the original liar’. He lied to Eve and this led to the fall of mankind and eternal separation from God. Wow!
Lying to me and causing me to question God and to question His Word is the enemy’s primary strategy. Often these lies are ‘half truths’ because I might recognize a blatant and outright lie. . .
Action Point: Jesus prayed: “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” I need to be in the Word of God every day!