In this crazy world we all live in, we’ve got to be so careful to not be deceived.
There are many that will tell you that a little dishonesty is okay, that infidelity isn’t that big of deal, that alcohol and drugs won’t really ruin your life, or that viewing pornography is natural and normal. This list could go on for a while, but you get the point.
Even Christ said that the very elect may be deceived.
Don’t be deceived!
The Cat and The Mice
“There was once a house that was overrun with Mice. A Cat heard of this, and said to herself, “That’s the place for me,” and off she went and took up her quarters in the house, and caught the Mice one by one and ate them. At last the Mice could stand it no longer, and they determined to take to their holes and stay there. “That’s awkward,” said the Cat to herself: “the only thing to do is to coax them out by a trick.” So she considered a while, and then climbed up the wall and let herself hang down by her hind legs from a peg, and pretended to be dead. By and by a Mouse peeped out and saw the Cat hanging there. “Aha!” it cried, “you’re very clever, madam, no doubt: but you may turn yourself into a bag of meal hanging there, if you like, yet you won’t catch us coming anywhere near you.””
If you are wise you won’t be deceived by the innocent airs of those whom you have once found to be dangerous.
There are a lot of wolves among us mask grading of sheep and we’ve got to see through that and remember that they are still wolves and still dangerous. Always consider a thing for what it is.
There a great little kids story about a scorpion and a frog.
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”
Replies the scorpion: “It’s my nature…”
And so we’ve got to remember that good is good and bad is bad. Therefore, always remember
what a thing is.