John 8:44 - Insights on Truth and Error.
John 8:44 (NKJV) You are of your father the
devil, and the desires of your father you want to
do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and
does not stand in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from
his own resources, for he is a liar and the
father of it.
The Father of Lies
Before I was a Christian, I dont know
that I actually thought of temptation as
temptation. I probably thought of it more like an
opportunity. If something looked fun, I thought, Why
not go for it? I would give this or that
thing a try.
So, when I became a Christian, other
believers warned me, Greg, watch out! The devil is
going to tempt you.
The devil? What do you mean, the
Satan is going to tempt you, they
But how will I know when Im being
I was in high school at the time, and
there was a very pretty girl in one of my classes.
I noticed her, but she had never noticed me.
She sat toward the front of the class, and one
day after class, she came walking up to me.
Hi, she said. Whats your
I was so stunned that I momentarily
forgot my name. She was standing there talking to
me, and I had no idea why.
You know, youre cute, she went
on to say. And you know what? My parents are
gone for the weekend. Would you like to come and
stay at my house?
And suddenly I realized what was
happening. There it was, a temptation from the devil
that the other Christians had warned me about.
How did I know? Because stuff like that never
happened to me. Trust me. It just didnt.
So, I told her no, even though it
wasnt that easy to do.
I learned something that day: Temptation
comes in attractive packages. Satan makes bad
things look good. He makes wicked things look
appealing and makes deadly things look like theyll
be the best experience youve ever had.
Hes a liar. And hell do whatever he
needs to do to pull you down. [Greg Laurie from
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com]
Dealing With Fear
Until recently, fear had been the
Achilles' heel the enemy used to hinder me. In my
spiritual battle against fear, one acronym is a handy
weapon: False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR).
A subtle foe, fear sometimes shows up as
rational caution, common sense, or legitimate
concern. Apart from truly legitimate fears, like
fleeing a burning house or filling off a cliff, many
of our fears are hidden in half-truths or
unknowns. But if you give fear an inch, itll take a
yard or more.
I've noticed a common thread when fear
crops up: some smidgen of fact - a phone call,
letter, doctor's report, or some other seemingly
concrete evidence - will promptly lead to a sense of
foreboding. I used to give myself over to dread and
worry, assuming the worst. But I've discovered that
almost always the reality is more benign. Sometimes
nothing at all happens, and my fretting was
Now whatever pops up, whether "good" or
"bad," I pause, praise, and pray. I attend to
whatever it is without projecting or jumping to
conclusions, knowing Jesus goes with me wherever I go. I
admit it sometimes feels risky to not immediately
brace for the worst, but the peace I've gained
through this practice is priceless. by Isabella
Faith Step: Whatever you face today,
bring it to Jesus, who is the Truth! [Mornings
With Jesus 2020 Devotional by Guideposts and
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
John 8:44 - Insights On Truth And Error.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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