Sticky Lies

“Your word is truth.”  John 17:17

Imagine wearing clothes of Velcro.  The part with the tiny hooks.  The part that attracts anything with the propensity to stick to it.  Now imagine Satan with a big wad of the stuff that sticks to the stuff you’re wearing.  First, he packs in some big, fat lies and then lets it fly.

Today, I forgot to duck.  Satan hurled a lie at me and it stuck.  Something like this: “You’re so incompetent.  What makes you think you could possibly have an encouraging word for anyone?”

Ever been a target for an ugly lie from the enemy?  “You’re so fill in the blank.”  His tactic of pitching lies is as old as the garden of Eden.  But lies are just lies until we believe them.  Eve believed a whopper.  She acted on that lie.  Death being the result.  (Just to be fair, Adam didn’t exactly have his defining moment of brilliance either).

No wonder Jesus said that Satan is a murderer.  That Satan speaks the language of lies, and is the father of lies.  There’s no truth in him.  Why didn’t Jesus simply inform the people that Satan lies — end of subject?  Why does Jesus mention ‘truth’ here?  Immediately, He tells them, “I tell the truth.”  (See John 8:44-46).  The contrast is clear.  Who are you going to listen to?  The one who speaks lies or the One who speaks truth?

Decide Whom to believe.

“All Your words are true.”  Psalm 119:160

As for me, I’m tossing that old garment of Velcro.  It’s so yesterday.

About Luanna Diller

Luanna Diller's professional expertise includes nutrition, health behavior change, and wellness. She has over three decades of experience in counseling, teaching and motivating thousands of clients to achieve healthier lifestyles. She is a wife, mom to a teenager and a young adult, Registered Dietitian and Christian women’s ministries leader. She is a creative cook, loves to dance and recently discovered a knack for hand making glass beads.
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