I received an email from one of our supporters talking about praying for a high level government leader. They were trying to do the right thing in praying for them but observed that their words were almost always eloquent: a powerful communicator. However, they often did not do what they said. I replied:
Thank you and it reminds me of
2 Corinthians 11:13-14
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
The root word for deceit is
to decoy; compare 1185 ); a trick (bait), i.e. (figuratively) wile: — craft, deceit, guile, subtilty.
Good deception is always clouded wi copius elements of truth so as to sneak in deception! Saying is one thing but the actions are truly what counts and communicates what is really meant