The 46-year old man fell on his knees, showed an engagement ring, and asked the woman her hand in marriage. The woman, 34 years old, responded affirmatively, taken by the gentlemanly and loving attention of the man. She said: “I’ve never been treated like that before.”
The man was arrested and charged with theft and fraud. You see, a few days after making the marriage proposal, the man disappeared in thin air bringing along $600 worth of the woman’s property. The man had used the same modus operandi with two other women who believed that he was a successful entrepreneur, kind, gentle and romantic.
While there is much goodness in this world, evil lurks in every corner. Worse, the evil can appear like a knight in shining armor to unsuspecting victims. “And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)
Nobody is free from the temptation of Satan, as he even tried to lure Jesus Christ to earthly possessions. In Matthew 4:1 it is written, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” The devil failed as Christ countered with the Word of God.
How many times have you been lured by Satan with temptation of possessions and flesh?
At times, we fall. Those who fail to repent and change their ways are pulled towards the devil’s lair. Those who pray, who ask forgiveness, who change their ways are redeemed for God treats us as His children. For in truth, we are.