Satan and His Clever Lies
January 8 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
Satan is a craftsman when it comes to telling lies. The cleverest lies always sound the most like the truth. Anybody can tell a lie and yet not be a good liar. Even a clock that doesn’t run is still right twice a day. But a clever lie sounds the most like the truth. Therefore, a clock that is five minutes wrong is far more dangerous than a clock that doesn’t run at all. A clock that is five minutes wrong is so near the right time that it can cause you to miss that airplane or be late for that vital appointment. If you look at a clock that is five hours wrong, you say, “That must be wrong. Somebody tell me that time it is.” But the clock that is five minutes wrong is the most dangerous.
Now, Satan tells the cleverest lies and the cleverest lies are the most like the truth. And yet they are diabolical lies. Not only is he the most clever liar, but he tells his lies about the biggest subject -- God. Satan wants you to get a wrong understanding of God because if you get a wrong perception of God, he has got you where he wants you.