#5 The Old Self Will Deceive
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016Print
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Revelation is given in the practical places. Every life experience is buried treasure for discovery of who God is and what Jesus has given: a whole, new YOU.
We’ve seen that the corruption of the “old self” is progressive. That Adamic nature, into which we were born, is possessed of another quality mentioned in Ephesians 4:22 –deceit.
…lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit…
The old self is capable of deceit: pretending to be or to feel something that is not true; a lie. The word APATE is deceit or deceitfulness: to cheat, to beguile; that which gives a false impression. In Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, deceive means: to mislead, delude, beguile; to lead astray or frustrate by underhandedness.
Deceive implies imposing a false idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment or helplessness. Delude implies deceiving so thoroughly as to obscure the truth.