Seeing Another Way
In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. Psalm 36:2
Seeing through the eyes of those apart from God is seeing themselves. They interpret life through what best pleases them. The center of their life is their own ego and how significant they are in their own eyes. They can’t see sin because it bypasses the need to please self. They flatter themselves into believing their sin will never be uncovered.
We rub shoulders with this way of thinking every day, and sometimes the temptation comes calling us. People who live for themselves are difficult people to have relationships with. They can’t seem to get beyond their own pleasures to enter friendships and love unconditionally because of their self-preoccupation. They live for today and all the pleasure it will bring to them, often fabricating their own goodness.
The sad truth is:
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:27,28
Their ways may seem currently in the good, but there is no plan for the future coming their way. Many lessons could be learned from the behavior of others.
Today in the Workplace:
How do you daily see your day?