Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? (Mark 12:13-14 NLT)
The Devil's only hope is to get us to agree with him in our hearts believing His lies AND speaking them/ acting on them.
His tactics often come cloaked with flattery to blind us with pride before he hits us with a lie or trick