On January, 21, 1968, an incident occurred in South Korea that bore every resemblance to a Tom Clancy thriller. Thirty-one commandos from North Korea snuck across the border into South Korea. Their goal was to reach the presidential residence in Seoul, also known as the Blue House, and kill as many government officials as they could, including the president himself. The commandos were armed with sub-machine guns and hand grenades and got within 1,500 feet of their target before they were detected and killed by South Korean soldiers. It was a bold incursion that almost succeeded for one primary reason: the North Korean commandos were wearing South Korean military uniforms.
Jesus warned that Satan’s commandos would employ the same strategy. In Matthew 7:15, he said, “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep, but really are wolves that will tear you apart.”
It’s not pleasant to think about, but no doubt some of the people you know who seem to be good Christians are, in fact, enemies of the faith. In church this Sunday you may sit down behind, in front of, or next to a person who has no affection at all for Jesus Christ. That person may be singing louder than everyone else. He (or she) may be “amening” the preacher right and left. It’s the kind of thing wolves do because they know such behavior has a way of charming and disarming the lambs.
This is why discernment is so important. It enables you to spot the claws and fangs before they rip you apart. Proverbs 11:9 says, “Wise discernment rescues the godly.”
If there’s anything that annoys Satan, it’s a discerning Christian because discerning Christians are hard to trick. That’s why he hates it when you get into the Word, when you pray for wisdom, or when you build a strong devotional life. Just think. Right this minute, as you read this devotion, you are annoying Satan.
Feels good, doesn’t it?
Fot further reflection read 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 2 Timothy 3:13, 2 John 7