If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his own tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. James 1:26This week I kept coming back to the question, am I deceiving my own heart? James says we can do it, we can deceive our own hearts.
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind.... Jeremiah 17:9-10I am dependent upon the grace of God. I am dependent upon the grace of God in our Lord Jesus Christ. I am dependent upon the searching work of the Holy Spirit leading my heart to truth.
Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23