The Best Strategy vs. No strategy

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What would be the best way to trap someone? For me it might be my appetite… some baked goods, like an apple pie or maybe a piece of my wife’s cheesecake. And I would just saunter up there to have some and you could drop a net on me… I probably wouldn’t mind to much as long as I could finish the treat…

So if your enemy was going to trap you and get you to give in… what would he use?

OR

Better question if you are honest is what would you use to trap you to get you to sin?

I think we often times don’t truly appreciate the lengths satan will go through in order to trap us and get us to fall into sins. he might bring up a memory of someone who hurt you and right at the exact moment have a family member talk about how great that person is… and you stew over it for a few days… and then lo and behold someone comes up to you and starts to gossip about that person and there you go, the trap has been set - you join them in the gossip. spilling little untrue or slightly bent half truths about them… It was a set up and you fell for the strategy.

Or your wife is getting nasty, she bites your head off, you are sexually frustrated and then a day later a co-worker tells you how you are such a great person and so wishes her husband was like you… you go home that night to a wife who is still critical and cold… You stay up late to surf the net… next thing you know you are on your coworkers facebook page and lusting and committing adultery in your head with her…. It was a set up and you fell for it.

What does scripture say about this… does it just leave us hanging … uhm be careful don’t fall for it….

Ephesians 6:11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

What is his armor? The helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit, the shoes of peace, the breastplate of righteousness and the belt of truth.

the helmet - think saved, act saved, know what a saved person does and says in the times of temptation before it happens.

I love the line “what would the best me do in this situation”.

The Sword of the spirit. Look a really cool sword is just a flashy knick knack if you don’t know how to use it. How would you use the sword in advance if you knew how the enemy was going to tempt you? How would you pray in the spirit knowing temptation is coming?

The Breastplate of righteousness. You are sinless in Gods sight. Don’t fall for accusations or sinful pouting or the lies you may believe to justify a sin.

And the belt of truth. What does Gods word say about your temptation, your power to escape and your ability to stand against it. Do you know in advance before the enemy comes at you.

The word Scheme literally means

A predictable well thought out scheme or method to trap someone.

So why not have a predictably well thought out scheme or plan to get free from the temptation and strategy…

That is the best plan of all!

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