The Myths We Believe
Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law. I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
What's more dangerous: a lie or a half-truth? Without doubt, it's the half-truth. John F. Kennedy said, "The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."
Despite the common perception that we're a people "come of age," our culture remains inundated with half-truths—modern myths most people believe implicitly, and become offended when called into question.
Here's just a few examples: 1) People, at heart, are basically good; 2) The world's getting better; 3)Technological progress is the key to our happiness and well-being.
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.