Spiritually Scammed?

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. – 1 Corinthians 2:14

I received an e-mail this week from a friend. It said “I make $300 online with . . . “ and  gave a web site. As soon as I saw it, I knew my friend’s e-mail had been hacked. We are close friends and I know he doesn’t go in for get rich schemes and if he had come across a really good deal he would tell me in person not via e-mail.

I was able to discern this because I know him, I know his work ethic and I know his heart.  It just didn’t sound like Charlie – someone was using his good name to try to scam me.

In the verse above, we are told many folks get spiritually scammed because they cannot recognize God’s Word. Many folks cannot discern the Word and will of God because these things are spiritually discerned. That means we must know God, we must know His ways and His heart in order to be able know when we hear or read something if it is consistent with His will.

Many folks will use His name to try to scam you.

How do we get to know God well enough to tell when you’re being scammed? Just like we get to know our friends, by spending time with Him (in prayer) by listening to Him (in His Word, the Bible).

That is a sure way to keep from getting spiritually “scammed.”

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