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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5943 self-deception
5943 self-deception

5943 self-deception

The state of individuals or nations who do not face up to their sin, their spiritual state or their future with any realism. It also describes those who presume upon their relationship with God or their own ability, or who have a misplaced trust in idols.

Those who are deceived over their sin

1Jn 1:8 See also Ps 36:1-4; Jer 2:34-35; Jer 17:9-10; 1Co 6:9-10; 1Jn 1:10

Those who are deceived over their spiritual state

Rev 3:17 See also Mt 23:13-15,23-33 pp Lk 11:42-52; Jn 8:33-34,39-47; Jas 1:22-26

Those who are deceived concerning the future

Jas 4:13-16 See also Jer 5:31; Jer 6:13-14 pp Jer 8:10-11; Jer 14:14-16; Jer 23:16-18; Eze 13:7-9; Mic 3:5; Lk 12:16-20

Those who presume on their relationship with God

Jer 7:9-11 See also Dt 29:14-21; Jer 37:9-10; Mt 3:8-9 pp Lk 3:8; Mt 7:21-23 pp Lk 13:25-27; Mt 25:41-46; Jn 8:39-47

The value of circumcision Ro 2:17-29; 1Co 7:19; Php 3:2-7

Those who presume on their own ability

1Co 3:18-20 See also Pr 12:15; Jer 49:16 pp Ob 3-4; Mt 26:33-35 pp Mk 14:27-31 pp Lk 22:33-34 pp Jn 13:37-38; 2Co 10:12; Gal 6:3

Those who deceive themselves about the acceptability of their worship

Isa 1:11-17 See also Isa 58:2-7; Jer 7:2-8,21-29; Am 5:21-24; Mal 1:6-14; Mt 6:5,7

Those who have a misplaced trust in their own righteousness

Lk 16:15 See also Pr 30:12; Isa 65:2-5; Lk 18:9-14

Those who have a misplaced trust in idols

Ro 1:20-23 See also Isa 44:17-20

See also

7774prophets, false

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