Self-deception is a process of denying or rationalizing the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) not to reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.
One of my favorite ‘above all’ declarations is that a day with the Lord is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day,
Guiding Scripture: 2 Peter 2:18 ‘For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. ‘
On our stair steps toward spiritual maturity, every next level deepens our understanding of God.
Our guiding commandment for living this life is to love God, love ourselves, and love others! If we do that correctly and follow the example of Christ Jesus, we shine light in dark areas and get rid of confusion.