DOUBLE DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Friday 27 December 2019
Topic: ARE YOU STILL LYING TO YOURSELVES❓
Text: Psalm 119:27-32
Psalm 119: 29
Self Deception is the worst of all acts of deception. When many centuries ago, the playwright, William Shakespeare admonished, …” *tell thyself the truth”,** He must have been shocked by the unbelievable way people propagate falsehood even to the extent of lying to themselves.
Lying to yourself implies not accepting the truth you know to be so; not admitting your wrongs; consciously believing a lie.
It is cultivating a lifestyle that is opposite of your personal convictions. The psalmist knew that the repercussions of lying to oneself can be damming and so he prayed earnestly that God should restrain him from such acts of self-delusion.
The secret to overcoming the tendency to self-deception is acquainting oneself with instruction from God’s Word. It is accepting and practising the Word of God in spite of what our feelings or friends may be demanding. It is a safe way of preserving one’s destiny. Let make that prayer of David our daily prayer. It was this revelation that made Frederick Douglas declare, ” **I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence”.*
Lying against someone is evil, but lying against Oneself is Suicidal.
Lord, keep me from lying to myself.
BIBLE READING FOR THE YEAR:
Zechariah 1-4; Luke 22:47-71
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