Scammed! (John 8:44)

The bill was for $497.80. Received from a directory service, it was an invoice billing me for placement of my company’s address and contact information in their latest publication. How convenient, except, I never agreed to purchase this service. It was a scam, but I needed to be sure. I checked all of my credit card bills and emails. Did I inadvertently order this service, thinking I was availing of another? After several days of investigation, the answer was evident. I was being fraudulently billed for a service I never received, and I almost believed the lie.


This is the same lie that Satan perpetrates upon me. He deceives me with the scam that I owe him for the happiness in my life, but by subtly sinister methods. Satan convinces me that my education, my job, my family is all because of my efforts alone. When I believe this, I am worshipping Satan, not in a pentagram or cult gathering, but in my own body and mind. I worship at the church of myself.


…He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44 (ESV)


Satan beguiled me into believing that I was indebted to him. God, through His grace and mercy, reached out toward me, and gave me the life of His Son, Jesus Christ, for my salvation.




If I paid Satan the debt he accused me of owing him, I would lose far more than my life. My soul was on a path to destruction until God showed me the Truth and I confessed and repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Thanks be to God that He unmasked the greatest scam of all, believing only in myself and Satan’s lies.


Praise God!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



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