“Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” wrote Virgil, Roman poet, best known for his national epic, the Aeneid, meaning “Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear Greeks bearing gifts”
There is power in giving gifts and blessing in receiving gifts, but not all gifts are worth taking….
I guess you have seen the movie “Troy”. One important story line in the movie is the destruction of the City, Troy, after 10 years siege by the Greek army, when they offered Troy wooden horse, later known as the Trojan horse, as what appeared to be a gift, which was received as Victory Trophy.
Metaphorically a "Trojan Horse" has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place. As bad as it is, computer scientist has taken the term to mean a malicious computer program which tricks users into willingly running it, causing harm to files within the system.
In Life, there are gifts that appears to be a friendly offer, beautiful, amazing, attractive, charming, delightful, exquisite, incredible, and unique but comes with it a hidden agenda. These are Trojan Horses. You need to be vigilant against this kind of gifts.
A young man in love was advised against marring the charming young lady with distasteful character he was dating. He was blinded by emotion and married this lady against all good counsel. He succeeded in convincing himself that she was the perfect gift for him. Far from it, Trojan horse can’t be a perfect gift for anyone with good sense of reasoning and on the right state of mind.
After about 3 years of a violent and incompatible marriage, the young man couldn’t put up with her attitude any further, and both got a divorce. He has lost about 70% of his wealth to fights and mismanagement courtesy of a soured marriage. He regretted having allowed himself to be blinded by deceitful emotion.
You see, in John 1:17, the bible says “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”. God can’t give you what is contaminated and there is the kind of gift you should seek after - God sent, not a Trojan horse.
I am Raphael Nweke, and I just want to make you better.