It’s those times when you do the wrong thing for the right reason you get caught. Those moments catch you off guard. It almost happened to me. While going out the door, a thought came to me to take my gun. I figured after the boys’ baseball game, I would go to the gun range. Here’s the deal, the baseball game was on base. The base has a strict rule about bring artillery on its grounds. To ensure everyone adheres to the rule, security police checks cars as a preventive measures. Thus far, my car hasn’t been checked—yet. Satan whispered in my ear to take my gun with me. Security police won’t pull me over. Besides, it would take me 45 minutes to go back home to pick it up after the game. If I bring it, I can save gas and time. Now, just because that sound good in my head doesn’t mean the scene would play out that way. I felt like I was being setup.
Someone else in the Bible was setup like this: Judas. What made him think betraying the Son of God was a good thing? It must have sound good in his head but when he did it, there was guilt, pain, anger and remorse. It led him in a downward spiral to kill himself. Another one for Satan. Don’t let Satan talk you into something you will spend a lifetime dealing with. If it’s too good to be true, then, it not good for you. Satan wants to sabotage your relationship with the Father—Don’t let him. Stop. Think. Next time you have a good idea in your head, filter it through God’s Word first to see if it’s biblically legal. Stay saved!