(October 5, 2014)
One consequence of trying to see through your own self-deception (and it is something that we must all do – we all lie to ourselves) is to judge whether you are on the right path. We have no need to judge how far along that path we are (although it would be nice to know) – only to know whether we are on the right path to begin with.
With that in mind, I was touched by the language in these chapters about those who recognize just how fragile our capacity to escape sin and become redeemed. The language is that only those who are truly penitent understand these things.