How do you keep yourself from being tricked by sneaky ideas and sneaky words? Have you read lots of books? Do you watch cop shows on TV? Maybe video games can help. What do you think? I say none of those things will work like what I’m about to tell you. Wanna know what it is? Keep reading…
There’s a place in the Bible where it says all kinds of people will try to trick you with sneaky ideas. It says they’ll try to cheat and fool you. They’ll try to take away what’s yours…including your life. You see that on TV and in the movies all the time now…don’t you? And you see it on the internet. Can you say “hackers”?
It’s bad enough if someone fools you into giving them money. Its even worse if they find a way to take all the money your family has ever saved. But the worst thing someone could take away from you is your forever life. Yep, there are people who are actually trying to do that. Can you believe it? Remember how I told you about having BIG hope? Well, you might not think so, but there are lots of people who don’t want you to have that. Guess why. Because they don’t have it. Pretty selfish huh?
OK, I said I’d tell you how to not be tricked by those sneaky ideas. So here’s the plan…
- Get a Bible
- Read the letters Paul wrote, and
- Do what he said to do
That’s not so hard is it? I admit, it’s not as easy as waving a magic wand like Harry Potter or sprinkling dust like Peter Pan. But if you’ll do those 3 things, you’ll get something a million times better than magic…you’ll get wisdom. Will you start today? Go for it. I know you can do it. And here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Sneaky ideas are everywhere,
So you best be on guard.
You must protect your heart and mind.
It’s really not that hard.
Put on the armor God provides.
It will protect you well
From liars, cheaters, hackers too,
And off the path to hell.