Deception is defined as a trick, falseness, guile, hypocrisy, fraud, or causing one to believe what is not true. In our world today, there is so much deception; people are being deceived constantly. One of the reasons for this is our lack of knowing. However, truth reveals deception. People seem to be easily deceived these days, whether they are being tricked, they want to ignore the truth, or they don’t want to know the truth. You may hear this statement, “I just don’t want to know.” When I hear this, I am always amazed at how people don’t want to hear the truth; even when they do, they don’t want to believe it. It doesn’t matter what the situation is. Maybe people do not want to know the truth because knowing the truth will hurt or cause one to have to make some sort of decision.
Some people will avoid pain at any cost. Others choose to be self-deceived. This describes a person that denies or rationalizes away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. In other words, they just don’t to want to know the truth. They believe that if they don’t know, then they cannot be held responsible. The way to prevent deception or being deceived, in our lives, is to love truth and honesty. In a sense, preventing deception means that you are willing to be responsible and truthful. I have found that those who are deceived are looking for something to get hurt about or they just do not want to change. Some choose to hear one side of a story and come to a conclusion. We must hear both sides of a situation and seek the truth, before making a decision. To do otherwise, only leads us down a road of deception.
Just A Thought,
Published on Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 9:14 PM CDT
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