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Bible verses about deception.

Deception means to mislead or persuade someone to believe something that is not true. Deception is commonly used to bring harm to others, which is why God warns us against it. In this blog post, we will discuss 15 Bible verses about deception and what God has to say about it.

Proverbs 12:22 - "Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight." Deceitful words lead to destruction, but those who act with honesty and integrity please the Lord.

Colossians 2:8 - "See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ." False teachings and worldly traditions can lead to deception. Follow Christ alone and seek the truth.

John 8:32 - "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." The truth brings freedom from the lies and deceit of this world. Seek the truth in all things and hold onto it.

Proverbs 11:3 - "The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them." Honesty and integrity are essential in life and will keep us on the right path. Avoid deceit and dishonesty.

James 1:26 - "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless." Our words have the power to deceive ourselves and others. Speak truthfully and with wisdom.

Ephesians 4:25 - "Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another." Our words and actions affect those around us. Practice honesty and truthfulness in all relationships.

Proverbs 26:24- "Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart." Hatred and deceit go hand in hand. Guard your heart against deception and choose love instead.

Matthew 24:24 - "For false Christ’s and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect." Deception can come from those who claim to be Christ or speak for Him. Test all teachings against the Bible.

1 John 4:1 - "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world." The Bible warns us to be cautious and test all teachings to ensure they are from God and not deceitful.

Proverbs 20:17 - "Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel." Deception may seem sweet at first, but the consequences will always come. Choose honesty and integrity.

1 Timothy 4:1 - "Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons." Deception can come from supernatural sources and false teachings. Seek the truth in all things.

Proverbs 10:19 - "When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent." The more we speak, the more likely we are to say something deceitful or untrue. Practice self-control in words and actions.

2 Corinthians 11:14 - "And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." Deception comes from the father of lies himself. Be on guard and trust in God's truth.

Luke 21:8 - "And he said, 'See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.'" Deception can come from those who claim to be Christ or speak for Him. Test all teachings against the Bible.

Proverbs 13:6 - "Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked." Live a blameless life and avoid deception. Seek righteousness and trust in God's truth.

Deception is a dangerous tool used to bring harm and destruction. God warns us against it and encourages us to seek truth and practice honesty and integrity in all things. Remember these 15 Bible verses about deception and trust in God's truth to guide you.

Reflection Questions

What challenges have you faced when it comes to telling truth from deception?

How does your faith inform your approach to dealing with lies and manipulation?

In what ways do you think the Christian church should be addressing the issue of deception in today's world?

Are there Biblical examples of how to rightly handle deceptive situations?

What advice would you give to someone who is struggling with a situation involving deception?

Don't forget to comment your favourite verses on this topic in the comments!

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