Isn’t it amazing that the Truth is woven into a multiplicity of places? Places we often wouldn’t expect. While the letter to the Romans declares that all of creation declares the glory of God, his eternal attributes – wisdom, and so on, who would expect to find Truth in a book on business leadership?
Well, I would. At least now I would.
I just finished reading Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box. Actually, I just finished listening to it – I’ve become quite a fan of audio books. This one can be found on Audible.com. Or for those who prefer to have hard copy, it’s also available from Amazon.com.
This amazing littler book – about 4 1/2 hours of iPod time – covers how we deceive ourselves into thinking we’re better than we are. How we can often project our own failures onto others. How our selfishness damages relationships. And how we’re powerless to fix it ourselves. While there’s no presentation of the Gospel, it presents Truth nonetheless.
Check out Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box and then consider the following:
1 John 1:8
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
1 John 5:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 2:21
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
Examine your life in Christ. Submit to him. Honor others. Be blessed.