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March 23 | John 14:8-12


John 14:8-12

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Karen Burkhart

There is so much in today's Scripture, but I just couldn't get past the significance of the first line:

"Philip said, 'Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.'”

(John 14:8)

Clearly, Philip had seen the Father and clearly, it wasn't enough! Philip's spiritual blindness had led to a case of self-deception. Oh, how like Philip we can be. Instead of addressing our REAL issues, we lie to ourselves. See if you recognize any of these:

Lie #1: “I’m a good person.”

We humans have a remarkable ability to see ourselves through rose-colored lenses, don’t we? We like to think of ourselves as ahead of the curve, particularly when it comes to our moral goodness. Let’s face it, it’s not hard to find examples of the morally depraved so even a quick glanc