Self-deception is a very dangerous and tricky thing. A wise man once said, "When you stick your hand in a pot of honey, what do you get?" This phrase resonated with me since. Whenever I look at something and it smells like a rat, this phrase comes up in my head.
When we denounce self-analysis according to what God teaches us, it becomes sort of like a drug. We shrug and dismiss something small in the beginning, but then over time, it becomes a callous in our psyche. The longer it is ignored, the worse it gets until one day, we find we have been desensitized. What do I mean?
So pretend you love to sing but singing doesn't really love you. Most of the time, people's sensitivity to the reaction of the people around them after they sang a song becomes telling on how they did. If they are not met with enthusiastic and thunderous applause, it is an indication that you probably didn't do too well. When people shut up about it to spare your feelings, you begin to think well maybe I wasn't that bad.
You start to believe this and invest everything in you to become a famous singer, only to be told in your face at the American Idol audition that, hey you really should give up singing! If you have an ounce of sensitivity in you, you will agree and give it up. However, if you are in the state of "callousness" about yourself, you ignore them and get mad and storm out of the studio.
This is the same as sin. If you commit a small sin, and you consider it as such, overtime you will slowly lose that consciousness that sin is wronging God. You become calloused and desensitized until you have become a full-blown denier of God. All along the way, satan has coaxed you, telling you it's a small sin, it's not gonna matter.
On a larger scale, we have government politicians who have gotten away with so much that the level of desensitization have reached its fever pitch. Meaning, they begin to craft their lies and deceit so well, with other little satans assisting them along the way. They have become so numb to the results of their ways becoming demonic, inhuman and robotic.
We all have to keep our hearts, minds, and bodies focused on God's word. His word will guide us through this world of evil and disgusting desensitized people. Let's not be confused about the fact that God is out for our common good.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!