2 Corinthians 11:14 for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Months had passed since I had tasted alcohol and cigarettes for the first time, and it was the cool thing to continue to smoke when we could, and drink whenever we could, in hopes that we wouldn’t get caught by our parents. I have to share with you one of the funny things that we would do while we were smoking cigarettes. One of my friends’ parents smoked, so if he had been smoking it was hard for them to smell it on him. They would smell of his hand. He and the rest of us decided to wear a golf glove while we smoked in case any of our parents wanted to smell of our hands. The things we would do and lies we would tell to continue our mischief.
You know I can remember my Dad saying that he believed anything I would say until I was about 14 years old, well that’s about right. Then the lies and deception began. Deception raised its ugly head for me walking in our neighborhood one evening. One of my friends had pulled out a joint and started smoking and then he offered me some. Now you have to understand that I had turned down marijuana several times thinking to myself that I would never use illegal drugs. I credit the way I was raised to being able to turn it down as many times as I did. Finally it’s like the enemy knew exactly what to put in front of me so that I would give in to the temptation.
My friend showed me the rolling papers he had used to roll this joint and they were flavored, a flavored rolling paper! That means the pot will be flavored, right? I don’t know, all I know is that the fear I had for the pot had subsided and I was ready to give in and smoke it.
You see it had been dressed up nice just like the cigarette commercials that used to be on TV, the beer commercials you see now on TV that has beautiful people having a wonderful time. It doesn’t show you the person addicted to the alcohol, killing themselves and somebody else on the highway. It doesn’t show you the thousands of broken homes as a result of something being dressed up to look harmless. Not only is it harmful but is killing thousands and thousands of people.
So, it began, I finally said yes because it was dressed up in a flavored paper.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your life, if you are a Christian or not, the bible tells us that Satan will come as an angel of light. If you are someone that is not living for God, the enemy will come at you in the form of a flavored rolling paper. If you are a seasoned Christian, the enemy can come at you in a choir robe. In other words we always need to be on guard with making right decisions because the decisions we make could not only effect that moment but the rest of our lives.