Sinful Roots In The Heart

Devotional

GUILE

Guile is from the Greek word dólos, which means  “to bait.”  This word means to scam, scheme, lie, and deceive.  Guile   is a sly deviousness in which we manipulate and seek to cover our true motives and behavior. It is often accompanied by sins such as selfishness, greed, and fear of man. Contrary to guile are fear of God, humility, and love. 

GUILE in the heart says such things as: "I don't want to tell the whole truth." "I scheme and deceive to hide my true desires. "I will manipulate others to get what I want."