Category Archives: Ego
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1John 1:8) My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (1John 2:1)
The scene passed before me like I was one of the cast in a scripted play. I walked away wondering what had just happened. Did I really just speak an untruth? Ok, go ahead, call it like it is, I told a lie. ugh……I hate that word and in the moments after it happened I hated myself.
I took a direct hit. Me 0 vs Satan 1. He was really beginning to rub it in. Condemnation, guilt, remorse, you name it, I was being assaulted by it. I sat down and immediately went to the Lord, asking for forgiveness, asking how did I let this happen? This is not me, this is not who I want to be, this is someone that is foreign to me. It happened so quickly that I didn’t even have a chance to think twice and decide not to, I just did it!!!!!
“Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” (1 Samuel 15:30) NIV
Have you ever met someone who you thought had an over inflated ego? Someone who had an enormous sense of self-importance? King Saul found himself in a situation where he placed more value on what the people thought of him than he did his role of being God’s anointed king and made a bad decision that ultimately cost him his kingdom.