Acts 6: Have you ever been deceived? How clever is our arch enemy. He doesn’t seek to deceive the unrighteous for they are already his servants, but he seeks to deceive the righteous. Jesus rightly called Satan the deceiver and in this chapter we see him at work. He always works in secret as we saw in the lives of Ananias and Sapphira in Chapter 5 and we saw it in the trial of Jesus before the religious leaders. It is his secret tool and we must be aware of his work lest we are taken in to his kingdom’s work. Note vs 11 “they secretly instigated” some men.
Why does Satan use this tool? It is because of what John wrote in John 3 “people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.’ [Jo 3:19] And what is the fruit of these secret works? “They incited the people as they did before Pilate. But, worse, they incited the elders and the scribes of the law who should have had discernment and wisdom yet they languished in their darkness. Truly Jesus said to them: “you search the scripture thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life but these scriptures testify about Me.” [Jn 5:39]
Today be wise and discerning as you listen to words presented to you.