Trick or Treat

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(Printed on orange paper with black lettering.)

Halloween is a time of the year when children dress in costumes and go from house to house with the words “trick or treat.” The tradition is that the household gives the child a “treat” or else they will receive a “trick” from the little goblin! I want to tell you about someone else who offers a trick or treat. His name is Satan and he offers us all a “treat” but all he can really give is a trick. The Bible says that Satan is a liar and the father of liars. (John 8:44) He promises boys and girls, men and women many things which sound like a treat. He says we can be rich and popular, have fun and be happy all the time. All he asks is that we ignore God and refuse to worship Him as our creator. But remember, Satan is a liar! The Bible tells us that there is only one way for a person to really be happy in this life and forever. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6) God does not play any tricks on us. He promises if we will repent of our sins and put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that He will forgive us our sins and make us a child of God. Putting your faith in Christ is the only way to have peace with God and happiness. Satan’s treat is really a trick, but God cannot lie. Boys and girls, do not be fooled by Satan’s tricks! Ask God to show you what the real truth is, as you read and study His Word, the Bible.