For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. (Galatians 6:3).
Good people live badly because they think good of their bad. Here is how it works.
- WE LIE TO OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IN THE HOPE THEY WILL NOT SEE OUR SINS: 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
- WE BEGIN TO JUSTIFY OUR LIE AND MAKE EXCUSES FOR OUR WRONG ACTIONS: 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- WE COME TO BELIEVE GOD’S WORD MUST BE WRONG AND THE LIE WE ARE LIVING MUST BE RIGHT: 1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The only way to break this “Lying Legacy” is to tell the truth- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).