6 Steps To Avoid Deception By Using Scripture
The information in this discussion is based upon the God’s Thoughts Bible Study. This study takes Christian thinking to God’s level of thinking based upon Isaiah 55:8-9.
I depend upon this verse to keep me from relying upon my own reasoning when I’m not sure about something or I have to make a difficult decision. God always knows best and I like to remind myself of that truth often!
Isaiah 55:8-9 (ASV) 8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. 9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Avoid Deception With Successful Christian Thinking
God didn’t intend for His people to have simple minds to be easily tricked or taken advantage of at every turn in the road of life. Instead He’s generously given us the power of clear or wise thinking that gives us the advantage over those who wish to trick or deceive us.
Combine these steps to avoid deception by others in order to make positive or successful decisions:
- Know that scripturally, you’re somebody in Christ–someone special! (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Get the facts when necessary–get Information on a given subject before making a decision
- Pray about making important decisions or feeling apprehensive about something first before making a decision.
- Always look to God’s wisdom, guidance and pertinent information over your emotions
- If someone is rushing you to make a decision, pass on it. You need time to pray or get more information.
- If you have a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach, don’t act on something. God is warning you by the Holy Spirit about something. Wait on God to find out what it is–you could be facing danger or a scam.
- Never make an important decision that is life-changing based upon your emotions. They can lead you astray.
General Tips For Practicing God’s Wisdom To Avoid Deception:
Include Jesus Christ in all you do and you’ll have much peace, joy and prosperity over your life. You can do that by practicing thinking and acting upon God’s thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). You can do that by acting upon God’s Word as you learn it.
To build successful thoughts in your life beginning today, read Philippians 4:7-8. God not only tells you that you need to transform your mind in Romans 12:2, but He tells you what to fill it with in verse 8 of Philippians Chapter 4.
Philippians 4:7-8 (ASV) 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Success In Life God’s Way
Becoming a success God’s way will make life easy for you instead of difficult because God will empower you to accomplish whatever you need to do in Christ. He is always there with guidance, encouragement, mercy, compassion and His uncompromised truth. And He has given you the greatest gift of all; the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.
John 1:29 (ASV) On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!
As the Lamb of God, Jesus gives us the peace of forgiveness so that we can always go before God and know that we are worthy to receive whatever we ask of Him. Jesus is our glorious Shepherd who takes care of His sheep with a depth of love that brings new beginnings and great purpose.
Jesus is the one to listen to, follow and give your life to because He loves YOU and will never lead YOU astray. He will keep you by the Holy Spirit from following the wrong path or bad advise.
You don’t have to envy or emulate those who are leading the world astray and taking away the glory that belongs instead to our Heavenly Father. You don’t have to be a follower of men that will limit your ability to be somebody in Christ. All you have to do is think God’s thoughts and allow them to lead you to your most fulfilled life.
Follow Jesus to the kingdom of God, a place that all the money and power in the world can never purchase.