Sometimes I wish the enemy would announce himself with a blaring trumpet. Wouldn’t it be easier to avoid his traps if this type of announcement were his style? However, this isn’t how Scripture depicts him. He prowls. He deceives. He waits and he watches for an opportune time. It doesn’t seem like he’s in a rush to carry out his schemes.
Even so, I have good news. Our enemy is unoriginal. If we examine Scripture, we see he’s using the same tactics he used hundreds of years ago on believers today. Sometimes he changes the angle, but the heart of the deception is the same. And do you know what’s even better news? We have a Helper who strengthens us and enables us to discern the truth.
Here are 10 ways sin entraps us and how we can escape its grip:
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