Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fooling Ourselves

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account" Hebrews 4:12-13

Humans are prone to lying.  We lie to make ourselves look better, to get even, or to get out of a tough situation.  We even lie to ourselves.  If we lie to ourselves often enough, we can start to believe it.  I've done it more often than I'd like to admit.  Sometimes I realize that I've fooled myself, sometimes I've convinced myself of the lie.

But we can never fool God.  He sees our motives.  He knows why we do what we do.  He knows if we are being altruistic or selfish.  He knows if we are lying or not.  Food for thought.

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