Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:33

"Do not be deceived. ................."

The weather forecast predicts that the rain in certain parts of North Georgia will turn to snow later tonight. The temperature is expected to drop and the rain that has fallen is likely to freeze. Snow will fall on top of the frozen rain and will make driving hazardous. The snow will melt as the morning progresses but under the snow there is a possibility of black ice.

Black ice is almost invisible to the naked eye and is frequently mistaken as merely a wet area. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials call black ice the deadliest of all winter driving hazards. It is not only hazardous because it is slippery, but it is hazardous because it is deceptive.

How we handle truth is key to our ability to avoid being deceived. Soren Kierkegaard said "there are two ways to be (deceived). One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true. How many times does God show us the truth about something but we refused to accept it and then our feet hit black ice? Even as you read this devotional, are there truths that God is showing you about something or someone but you have rejected it?

There are at least five times that the Bible uses the phrase "be not deceived". Therefore; proceed with caution. Are you approaching a mere wet spot or is it black ice? Only you know why this devotional is for you.