Duped into thinking well of self

Ed M. uses Proverbs 21.2 for his devotional text today.

It is really amazing how people are duped into thinking well of themselves. What they ought to know best they actually know least. They assume they are right when they are wrong. They imagine themselves to be doing the will of the Lord while in fact they are injuring His cause. Is this not true of those who crucified the Christ? Luke 23:34a. Is it not true of Saul when he persecuted the Church? I Timothy 1:12,13. Is it not true of people throughout history who pressed their opinions at the expense of others?

Socrates’s word to “know yourself” isn’t as easy as it appears. But God knows our heart. Let him do his work in our inner person.

Focus question: What are my blind spots? How can I identify them?


    What say you?