You Got Deceived
The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse—who can understand it? —Jeremiah 17:7
I don't know if you are easily fooled, but eventually, every man is deceived. We are deceived at the intersection where our trust and our feelings meet. It's at the point we trust in an idea, belief, or thought, and then we follow the heart rather than seek the truth. It's true. We will mistake our gut, feelings, and intuitions for the truth — and then we trust in it. It's at this point we have moved from trusting in the truth of God to trusting in the truth of self. This is the intersection that gets us every time. It's at this junction we tragically crash into the truth of the text above—"the heart is devious about all else." And when we come crashing into this intersection, the "perversion of our heart is incomprehensible."
DO THIS: Today, trust in the Lord, not in your heart.
PRAY THIS: God, forgive me for the times I have not trusted your truth. I know you will never take advantage of me but only seek my best interest. Teach me to trust more in you and less in my gut, feelings, and intuitions.
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