Stephen Flippo speaks on Deception.
Text: Genesis 3:1-7
Deceiving ourselves: Galatians 6:7; James 1:22; Jeremiah 17:9
The first account of deception occurs in the Bible in Genesis 3:1-7
- Deceitfulness breeds deception:
- Gen 12:10 Abraham deceives the Egyptians
- Gen 20:1-7 Abraham
- Gen 26:6 Isaac copies Abraham
- Gen 27 Jacob deceives Esau
- Gen 29 Jacob deceives Laban
- Deceitfulness breeds hatred
- Gen 27:41 Esau hated Jacob
- Gen 29:31 Jacob hated Leah
- Deceitfulness breeds God’s Wrath
- Jeremiah 9:5-11
- Acts 5:1-11 Ananias & Sapphira
We can deceive man, but not God.
We can quit deceiving ourselves and go to God for forgiveness.