Daily Reflections

Replace It with the Truth

October 12, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” —Matthew 6:13

Roots are generally hidden beneath the surface, and lies, by their very nature, are deceptive. We need the Lord to help us see that what we have been believing is not true. Once you identify the specific lies you have believed, what’s next?

Name the lie and replace it with the truth. Satan is a powerful enemy. His primary weapon is deception. His lies are powerful. But there is something even more powerful than Satan’s lies—and that is the truth. Once we identify the lies that have put us in bondage and repent of believing those lies, we have an effective weapon to overcome deception—the weapon of truth.

Each lie must be countered with the corresponding truth. Where we’ve listened to, dwelt on, believed, and acted on lies, we must begin to listen to, meditate on, believe, and act on the truth. That’s how we will move from bondage to freedom, by the power of the Spirit of God. As Jesus declared, it is the truth that “will set you free” (John 8:32).

Make it Personal

Identify any lies you’ve been believing, and then replace them with the truth of God’s Word.