|Author: Emode Victor|
Topic: Self Deception [10/12/16]
Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness. Ezekiel 14:20. Read: Jn 8:31-36
One of the greatest destruction of a man is self-deception, self-sufficiency and self-righteousness. This was probably one of the problems the Jews had with Jesus. They believed in Mosaic laws and doubted the work of grace Jesus brought. They believed observing the whole laws of Moses would secure heaven for them. When Jesus talked with some of them and said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free". They replied Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? They believed that since they're Abraham's seeds, the righteousness of Abraham has covered them. They were deceived by their hearts.
Whether , you are born into a Christian home, it doesn't matter, what matters is that you must be saved. Your parents can be answering Pastor and Pastor Mrs, such is not a substitute for your personal salvation. Everyone will defend his or her name before God on the last day. The righteousness of the righteous can only deliver him and not another person. Don't be deceived by your heart that the righteousness of your parents will make up for your life. Give your life to Jesus now.
* Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.