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July 15, 2016, 3:57 PM

Our Biggest Lie



As Christians, we have a tendency to lie to ourselves. I don't think that we do it on purpose. I really don't think that we even realize that we are do it. But, as innocent at it is, we still lie to ourselves. 

The lie that I am talking about is our overestimation of how good or right we are. I say that we do it as Christians, but the reality is that we do it as humans. For example, how many people do you know that actually believe that they are bad drivers? How many people do you know that actually believe they don't look as good as they did in high school? How many people do you know that actually believe that they are not smart? 

We lie to ourselves all the time. We lie about simple things; like how we've aged or our driving ability. We lie also lie about more serious things; like our health or our bad habits. So it only makes sense that we would lie to ourselves about our faith. 

Our biggest lie isn't one that we tell others, but is one that we tell ourselves. It isn't about our driving skills or our diminishing good looks. Our biggest lie is that we tell ourselves that we are a good person.   Not only do we tell ourselves that we are good, but we begin to take it a step farther. We deceive ourselves into believing that we are good, and the other good people are like us. Our biggest and most damaging lie is that we believe we are what God expects from good people. We have so bought into this lie that we have enabled it to warp our entire standard for right and wrong. 

If we are not careful we can be lulled into believing that while our sins are technically wrong, they aren't really that bad. Next, we will begin to believe that those people that we perceive as being bad need to work harder to be like us. We will also begin to believe that those people who we perceive as being better than us are really some sort of fake, goody two-shoes, secret sinner who is holier than thou and therefore actually worse than us.

Do you see how we lie to ourselves? We begin to believe that those who are worse than us by our standard are worse than us. Not only that, but we begin to believe that those who are better than us by our standard are worse than us.  We somehow turn ourselves into God's magic Goldie Locks of sinners.  God doesn't want sinners worse than me and He doesn't want sinners better than me. I'm the perfect sinner. 

The truth is: We are the perfect sinner, but no sinner is perfect. That is exactly why we needed a perfect savior.  God just wants sinners to reject their sin and believe in the savior that He sent for them. 


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