“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
If only we saw sin for what it truly is.
If we could see that sin’s aim is to maim, kill, and destroy…no one would struggle with sin and temptation if sin showed up to declare, “I will you ruin you forever. I will destroy everything you hold dear. My sole desire and goal is to kill everything that is good.”
But that’s not how sin shows up. Sin never shows up in its hideous self. Sin always masquerades itself as an angel of light. Satan can’t ever be good, but he is a tremendous imitator. He deceives by mimicking and imitating the good.
If sin tasted, felt, and looked horrendous no one would give it a second glance. But that’s not how the devil works. Sin almost always initially tastes delicious, feels fantastic, and looks attractive.
But the end is always the same: death, destruction, and eternal damnation.
Be wise, saints. Trust God. Resist the devil by turning to God and running toward him. Keep your eyes on Christ.