JB Shreve and LynnDee Summers lead this morning’s pandemic devotional podcast. They look at the multiple warnings throughout scripture concerning deception in the midst of crisis.
“See that no one deceives you.” Matthew 24:4
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. James 1:12-16