In John 8:44 Jesus said of Satan – He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

There are many ways Satan lies to us because his primary desire is to kill, steal & destroy (John 10:10).  He lies to us in our feelings – he lies to us about our church – he lies to us about other believers – he lies to us about our future – he lies to us about our worth & value to God & God’s work – he lies to us about our abilities – he lies to us about our sin – etc.

It’s interesting how often we’re compared to sheep in the scripture.  Satan also lies to us in order to isolate us because when sheep get separated from the herd – when they wander off on their own – that’s when they become a victim to predators (1 Peter 5:8).   We’re meant to do life together as believers; don’t allow the father of lies to deceive you with your emotions or intellect into believing you’re not important, you’re not cared about, or you can do this alone.  You need a church family & your church family needs you.


About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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