...while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.—2 Timothy 3:13
People have asked me many times in the last year if I think our present circumstances will worsen. And I think these words by Paul say it all. Of course, it will worsen! And this might dash our hopes of cultural reformation. In fact, Paul does not declare a cultural reformation but a cultural disaster resulting from wicked frauds that progressively worsen because they are stuck in a cycle of calculated self-deception.
But to some degree, we are all susceptive to self-deception. This happens when we blindly accept what we believe to be the truth and allow it to go unchecked, thus maturing into ideas that are in direct competition with God's Word. This now biased ideology becomes a truth that takes the place of God's truth. This is why truth is harder to come by today. I also think this is why so many of us are tired. We are not only tired of the deception, but we are now working overtime to find the truth. We have to think more mindfully, speak more accurately, act more cautiously, and search the scriptures more precisely.
But this will be the case for now. So proceed with caution, my friends. And ask God to reveal your deception and then watch how you think, speak, and act as you go throughout your day.
ASK THIS: What deception has God recently revealed to you?
DO THIS: Share this deception below if you dare! (Share it in the comments below.)
PRAY THIS: God, reveal the deception in our world. Reveal the progress of evil. And then keep me far from it.
PLAY THIS: Matthew West. Truth Be Told.
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