Because Of A Lie – People Die

July 31

“Then David said, ‘I will show kindness
to Hanun the son of Nahash,
because his father showed kindness to me.’
So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father.”
1st Chronicles 19:2

The king of neighboring Ammon died, and David sent his servants with words of comfort to the king’s son. But the people of Ammon told the new king that David really didn’t want to comfort them, he actually was sending spies.

vs 3:
“And the princes of the people of Ammon said to Hanun,
‘Do you really think that David honors your father
because he has sent comforters to you?
Did his servants not come to you to search
and to overthrow and to spy out the land?'”

The chapter goes on to say that this lie led to war, and thousands of lives were lost.

Because of a lie.

This is a true demonstration of how Satan causes disaster. From the beginning his tactic has been to cause disaster through deception. He suggests a lie to one’s mind and creates a situation that evolves to ill will between people, and disaster often follows.

All because of a lie.

Jesus called Satan the father of lies:

“When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources,
for he is a liar and the father of it.
John 8:44

What lies has he spoken to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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