2 Corinthians 4:1-6

…whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Corinthians 4:4

A key piece of equipment used in horse racing is a set of blinders attached to the bridle on either side of the horse’s eyes. Blinders prevent the horse from becoming distracted—allowing him to focus on the path before him. Focus is admirable, unless your focus is on a path that leads to destruction. The world is filled with people who are guided by good intentions, but blinded by deception.

What causes blindness of the spirit? The Bible tells us that Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelieving (2 Corinthians 4:4). By deceiving unbelievers, Satan creates pockets of doubt and skepticism within racial, social, and political groups. Untruths delivered by false teachers then spread like wildfire. Soon, what started as doubt becomes total rejection of all that is of God.

How can you protect yourself from Satan’s schemes? Ground yourself in the Word of God by studying the truth of the Scriptures. Then separate yourself from any organization that is misinterpreting what you know to be true.

When Jesus returns, Satan’s lies will be exposed before all. Until then, guard your heart and your mind with the truth. When you seek God, He will grant you wisdom to separate the truth from lies.

Father, guard my heart and mind with the truth. Give me the wisdom to separate truth from lies.

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