A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands. Proverbs 14:6 AMP
Thoughts for Today
Are you “protecting" yourself by denying a problem in your life?
Denial is the refusal to believe the truth about our actions. Most people with life-controlling problems at some point begin to deny having a problem. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they refuse to admit the truth. Instead, they tend to rationalize their behavior. “It’s not that bad.” “I’m not hurting anyone.” “I don’t really have a problem.”
Continued denial leads to a state of delusion, a condition where people no longer recognize the truth about their actions. They sincerely believe their own excuses and become blind to the truth. In the end, denial of the truth will lead to destruction.
Are you hiding from a problem in your life? Are you like the “scoffer” in today’s Psalm —asking God (or friends) for guidance but being blinded and deafened by your attitude … by your denial of the truth?
Father, I know I’ve been hiding from this problem. Please forgive me and help me to truly desire the truth. Reveal to me the things I haven’t wanted to admit about myself. I know I need your help … and I’m ready to make a change. In Jesus’ name …
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