Lies and Truth

By |2024-05-15T07:23:29-04:00May 15th, 2024|

Adolf Hitler believed big lies were more powerful than small ones, and tragically, he tested his theory successfully. Early in his political career, he claimed he was content to support others’ aspirations. When he came to power, he said his party didn’t intend to persecute anyone. Later, he used the media to portray himself as a father figure and moral leader.

Satan uses lies to gain power in our lives. Whenever possible, he provokes fear, anger, and despair because he’s “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). Satan can’t tell the truth because, as Jesus said, he doesn’t have any truth inside of him.

Here are a few of the enemy’s lies. First, our prayers don’t matter. They do. The Bible says “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). Second, when we’re in trouble, the enemy whispers that there’s no way out. But we know that anything is possible with God and we can “overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). Third, the devil tells us that God doesn’t love us. That’s wrong. Nothing can separate us from God’s love through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39).

God’s truth is more powerful than lies. With His help, we can reject what’s false and find strength in the truth.