Trick Or Treat?
All of us must answer this “Halloween question” every day of our lives!
I. The evil one tempts us by using a variety of “tricks.” “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (15a) It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15a)
A. Trick of __short_ lived pleasures versus long term rewards (Hebrews 11:24-26).
B. Trick of worldly values (1 John 2:15-17). C. Trick of unbiblical christian beliefs (Romans 8:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-10).
II. God provides “treats” or gifts to us as His children. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)