I am sure that you have heard on TV about trusting yourself or believing in yourself or something of that sort. This is the satanic idea that you can make your own choices without Jesus, and you will do alright.
Below are a couple of reasons why this way of thinking is arrogant and self-defeating.
The first reason trusting in your heart is self-defeating is that we have a sin nature. We humans have the desire to do something against Jesus’ rules. “All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” – Romans 3:23 CEV How can someone bent on sinning ever be able to always make the right decisions?
Second reason is that we humans have a finite mind. However, God does not. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” – Revelation 1:8 NIV
“Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell him the truth.” – Hebrews 4:13 CEV
If you do not know everything, then how can you trust yourself to make correct calls on decisions?
“Respect and obey the Lord!
This is the beginning
Only a fool rejects wisdom
and good advice.” – Proverbs 1:7 CEV
“Don’t ever think that you
are wise enough,
but respect the Lord
and stay away from evil.” – Proverbs 3:7 CEV
Remember that trusting in yourself is not only foolish, but it can hurt you and others either quickly or in the long run. It is much better to trust in Jesus Christ than your own sinful heart.
“We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne! ” – Hebrews 12:2 CEV
“So you will be saved, if you honestly say, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.” – Romans 10:9 CEV
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