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March 5, 2019 | Daily Devotionals | March 5, 2019

The Mole Within


“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28,

In early 2001, the F.B.I. arrested the most infamous double agent in U.S. intelligence history.  For years Robert Hassen, a mole inside the FBI, had been spying for the former Soviet Union in exchange for cash and diamonds. They observed him making a drop of classified info to his Russian handlers in exchange for fifty thousand dollars.  Fellow agents expressed shock that such a religious person would betray his country, they describe him as the last person they would expect to do something so treacherous.

When the dust settled they discovered that many agents behind the Iron Curtain lost their lives because of this American’s betrayal.  Hassen’s greatest strength was an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the FBI. Inconspicuous, elusive, knowledgeable, precise, timely, deadly, all these words describe a mole.  He understands his enemy’s strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, key relationships, hot buttons, temptations, and character.

 

Another man expressed his situation this way: “I don’t understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead I do the very thing I hate.  I know perfectly well that what I am doing is wrong.” Paul knew the mole inside him and he named it our “sin nature.” Those words were written more than 2000 years ago.

 

The first step to deflating the mole is knowing you have one and knowing its goal.  Jesus identified it for us when He warned, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”  Something that has helped me with mole deception is becoming a little angry at being taken of advantage of and striking back by eliminating the things he feeds on. We all know deep down what they are.

 

Father thank you for the Intel you have provided in your word.

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