Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.
This post is to bring to the believer’s attention the seriousness of deception happening in the blogosphere (WordPress). Satan has planted his weeds with participants or with those who are unaware of what’s driving them to post that which they post, the desire that they had came from demons. I came across someone’s blog who claims to be a Christian but they have reblogged a dangerous spiritual landmine. The blog that the person reblogged has a motto which states: “Live every day like it was your last. We live only once.” This motto oozes hedonistic philosophies that teaches to satisfy the flesh and to put yourself first since you only live once.
According to scripture it is condemned as seen in Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.
It is also considered demonic in James 3:14-15 which says, “14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. 15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.”
I have a great concern for immature Christians falling prey to Satan’s traps by entering that worldly site thinking it is Christian and have their walk weakened by focusing on self rather than Christ. I brought it up to the person who reblogged it but all I got were excuses and a response by their post calling me indirectly as a Pharisee and going as far as implying my counsel was fueled by hatred when in fact it was to warn of the possible pitfalls of laying a snare to believers to blindsight them from focusing on Christ. Such attacks comes from none other than the enemy of our souls. Pride is a spiritual cancer that can easily destroy a person’s life, weakening one’s faith if not put in check. The reason why God hates pride in a person is because it makes them unteachable and not receptive to rebuke or correction.
Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
Why would a so called Christian reblog a spiritual landmine so that an unsuspected Christian can step on it and ruin their faith in Christ? I know that this site I am speaking of is not the only one out there so as Christians, we must have the Full Armor of God on at all times because you will never know when you will find yourself in a spiritual minefield. Thus my blog’s name and its purpose is to help Christians avoid deception. I love my brothers and sisters in Christ because God has placed love in my heart for the believers and for those who don’t know Christ yet so that I may share the good news with them. I know that no true Christian would intentionally place a landmine (posts that promote self exaltation) to destroy believers’ faith but only Satan has that desire. We must continue to read God’s Word everyday and always be in prayer. By seeking the Lord first He will give us discernment to avoid Satan’s tactics and traps.
We must never be led by our emotions as if that brings us peace. What brings us true peace is Truth as John 8:32 says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” If our emotion is not accompanied and aligned with Truth, then it’s deceptive.
Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is really one. You will know them by their fruit. An example would be a sinful lifestyle (no different than the world ) or false doctrine (twisting scripture to fit their own theology and justifying their own sinful behavior).
We are living in unparalleled times where deception is everywhere.