To Deke

Do you know what a “hat trick” is?  Or just what does it mean “to deke?”  Depending on how much of a hockey fan you are you may or may not be familiar with these two hockey words.  A “hat trick” occurs when one player scores three consecutive goals during a game.  “To deke” or “deking” is when a player deceives the opposition with a crafty play like going right after a fake to the left.

In Matthew 4 Jesus scored a “hat trick” against Lucifer.  Three times Lucifer tried “to deke” Jesus into sinning, but Jesus scored a victory all three times.

Paul wrote, “My purpose is that…you may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  I tell you this so that no one may deceive you—or deke you—by fine-sounding arguments.”  Colossians 2:2-4.  If you want to understand life and why you are here the treasured answer is found in Christ Jesus.

Written by Roger Bothwell on February 22, 2003

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