He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 1 Peter 2:22
The word deceit means “to mislead another person.” To deceive someone is to pretend one thing in order to cover up another.
The Bible speaks about “the deceitfulness of sin” (Heb. 3:13). Sin misleads. It deceives. It promises one thing and delivers another. The Bible also talks about “the deceitfulness of riches” (Mark 4:19). Money misleads. It promises security and happiness, but it cannot deliver.
It takes great wisdom to overcome the deceitfulness of sin. And it takes great wisdom to see through the deceitfulness of money. But there is no deceit in Jesus. He never pretends one thing in order to cover up another. Jesus will never mislead you. He will deliver on all that He has promised, so you can trust Him. But when we trust Him, we must also follow Him.
Quoting from Isaiah 53, Peter reminds us that there is no sin or deceit in Jesus, and then he shows us how this applies to our lives.
Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. (1 Pet. 3:10-11)
We all want to love life and see good days. And Peter tells us what we must do to pursue them:
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
Do you desire more good days? Ask God to help you turn from evil and do good. Ask Him to help you intentionally seek peace and pursue it. This is how you learn to trust Jesus more.