Don't Argue with Error, Dismiss It!

Do we sometimes find ourselves wondering, Why am I in this mess? How can I get out of it? And then do we search through our thoughts, dragging up all kinds of arguments about possible causes of our misery and what can be done humanly to escape it?

When Christ Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness, he turned away each of its suggestions, finally dismissing it forthrightly: "Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." Then the devil left Jesus, "and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him." Matt. 4:10,

Sometimes we are tempted to argue with false suggestions instead of outrightly dismissing them as lies. We give them undeserved dignity, as if they had power and reality. Any falsehood, when examined in the light of divine Truth, is seen to be unreal. It is the nature of error to lie or to suggest or to tempt, but error is nonetheless baseless.

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God's Will Is Good
September 12, 1977

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