Satan the Crafty

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 11, 2019

         WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SATAN? YOU MIGHT SAY HE IS EVIL AND YOU WOULD BE CORRECT. BUT EVIL IS NOT HIS PRIMARY QUALITY. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS? IT’S FOUND IN GENESIS. SCRIPTURE SAYS HE IS SUBTLE, OR CRAFTY. 

         IT MEANS HE SOMETIMES APPROACHES US IN WAYS NOT ALWAYS OBVIOUS. HIS GOAL? TO DISTRACT US SO WE TAKE OUR EYES OFF GOD. IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH. THE SLIGHTEST ALTERATION IN THE TRAJECTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE, FOR EXAMPLE, INSURES IT WON’T REACH ITS DESTINATION.

         THAT’S WHERE POLITICS COMES IN. NOTHING WRONG WITH POLITICS, PER SE, BUT IF IT DISTRACTS US FROM THE KINGDOM JESUS SAID WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD, GUESS WHO WINS?

         POLITICS IS A FALSE GOD. IT DOESN’T ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM WE FACE, WHICH IS NOT WHICH PARTY CONTROLS GOVERNMENT, BUT WHICH GOD CONTROLS US. OUR REAL PROBLEM IS SIN AND NO PARTY OR POLITICIAN CAN DEAL WITH SIN. ONLY JESUS CAN.

         SIN LEADS TO EVERYTHING GOD DESPISES – FROM ABORTION, TO THE PROMOTION OF BEHAVIOR GOD CALLS “ABOMINATIONS.” THINK OF THIS AS THE LATEST POLITICAL SEASON ADVANCES AND DON’T BE DISTRACTED, OR ELSE. I’M CAL THOMAS.