Removing the Mask – Monday

Hypocrisy

Facebook is a great tool to share scripture, encourage others and contact family members and old friends. I don’t go on Facebook. The times I have I was tempted to give someone a spiritual beat down, but then I would be just like them. Believers and nonbelievers alike being mean-spirited and downright rude. I can understand a nonbeliever acting that way, but a believer!
The world has a word they compare Christians to, hypocrites. Now we know all Christians don’t fall in that category, but it doesn’t matter, because the world thinks we should be perfect. Even Christians who don’t go to church use the excuse, there are hypocrites in the church.

Have they looked in the mirror lately? So what is hypocrisy?

It refers to the act of claiming to believe something, but acting contrary to your claim. Or someone who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, and principles whose actions confirm just the opposite. Bottom line is, they don’t practice what they preach.

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

The truth is, we have all been guilty at one time or another of hypocrisy. The good news is that we are a work in progress, and practicing what we believe will confirm what we preach.
Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Prayer: Lord may the words I speak be edifying and my actions bring honor to your name.

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