A couple had their car stolen while shopping at a mall. While they were at the police station reporting the crime, the car was returned to the mall parking lot with a note on the windshield.
“I am so sorry for taking your car. Let me explain. While walking through the parking lot, my wife went into labor. We just had to get to the hospital right away, so I hot wired your car. We now have a beautiful baby girl. Please accept our apologies, along with two first-row tickets to tomorrow night’s concert, which we have enclosed.”
The next evening, the couple went to the concert. When they got home, they saw that all of their jewelry and electronics had been stolen. On the kitchen table they found this note: “Hope you enjoyed the concert.”
Most of us don’t fall to outright lies. It is the gray area that entraps us, areas of deception.
The answer? Remain diligent.
Recovery Step: The prophet warned, “Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail” (Jeremiah 7:8). But such trust is not inevitable.