“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Reality is hard to come by for many people in our world. Many are not able to see themselves as they really are or as other people see them. This kind of person is deceiving himself, and self-deception is the most extreme kind of deception.
As far as spiritual matters are concerned, there is no reason for us to be deceived. We have a spiritual mirror into which we can look; and if we look at it honestly, we can see ourselves.
We deceive ourselves if we think we can sow one thing and reap something else. That process will not work in the physical world nor will it work in the spiritual realm. We can’t think God is like man, change or ignore God’s word, nor place our ideas about Christianity on the same level as God’s and expect to make it to heaven.
Self-deception is really the Greatest Deception because when we are deceiving ourselves, we are almost impossible to reach and we usually won’t listen when someone else is attempting to teach us.