Halloween Offering / Catching the Crafty

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it has been written: “He is the One catching the wise in their craftiness.” 1 Corinthians 3:19

Some people just think they are so smart, don’t they? There are so many narcissistic people in the world. People that are sure they are right and that everyone else wrong. People devise their own ideas of God. His Word had been twisted and corrupted even the message of grace comes under fire because people keep right on sinning.

My April 1st post has verses on fools. Halloween can be full of foolishness too. Fun is fun and foolishness well, people can get hurt.  There is so called wisdom in the world, people who are highly educated and intelligent die atheists because their wisdom is foolishness saying there is no God. Just to be on the safe side I think I would repent. But then again, that is not what God wants, it is faith in His Son’s sacrifice and a broken and contrite spirit, you have to want to know Him and realize, He is Lord.

I have had Halloween parties, and fun. You don’t have to go overboard by being ” too Christian “, little girls in baggy robes, might be Ruth and Naomi, but princesses and ballerinas won’t hurt you. And you certainly should not go the opposite way. It is a time when people are crafty, many will be more interested in tricks than the treats of popcorn and candy, but the real crafty one tries to take every advantage of the day, But guess what? Jesus said evil was sufficient everyday, Matthew 6:34 , so it is He working in us that catches the crafty. We can be wise to him and Jesus will deal with him.

Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed ( Jesus ) abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 1 John 5:18 — we may sin under grace, and repent, but are no longer willful sinners.

He is the one catching the craftiness. Genesis 3:1 describes the serpent. The enemy of the soul is subtle, crafty, conniving, contriving and deceitful. And he likes for people to follow worldly wisdom, be wise in their own eyes. It is foolishness to ignore God and His Word and ways.

The world’s wisdom is from the god of this world, at least a lot of it, is foolishness to God. He will catch it.

He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. Job 5:12

He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end. Job 5:13

Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty. Job 5:15

I pray you do this for us, your children, Lord, for many of us have fallen into snares of the enemy, some are our own fault through worldly wisdom, and others just oppression and attacks of spiritual warfare. In Jesus name, disappoint the devices and catch the crafty. Today and everyday.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

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