What is hypocrisy?
Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. Psalm 107:7
Isaiah 5:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Take note of this scripture because it is vital for many reasons. So we go back to our discussion on hypocrisy.
What is hypocrisy? you and me. You or me when we confess the name of Christ, and don’t live according to the scriptures. Unfortunately the church is full of people who are hypocritical, those who gossip, liars, idolaters, whoremongers, thieves, and these are just a few. What’s your sin, your fault, or your indiscretions? And what are you doing to better your life in Christ? Below are a few…..
Whoremongers a person who has dealings with prostitutes, especially a sexually promiscuous man.
Gossip casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
Liar is one who speaks untruths one who tells lies.
Idolaters are people who choose to worship idols, and a idol is an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.
According to Matthew 25:44 in the Christian Standard Bible; “Then they too will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help you? ’
Below is one of the best videos I seen in a long time. I posted it with hopes you will receive the message it is trying to convey. I thought it was quite powerful, and it seems that many times we sit in judgment of others, but our lives are like filthy rags.
Pious is when someone is deeply religious and visibly follows all the moral and ethical codes of his religion, are you pious? Don’t become a Priest, Pastor, Missionary, Bishop, Evangelist, Reverend, or a mere saint, if you’re not prepared to live a pious life. ( The word Pious comes from the Latin pius, which means dutiful.) A Christ-like relationship is necessary even when no one is looking, or how we treat someone who appears different from ourselves.
I know after watching this video, it left you wondering if your behavior resembles the Christian spoken about in this video. If so, you and I have much transforming to do. In a nut shell, we are living below what God expects from our Christian walk.
Many heads were bowed in shame during the outcome of this video, but will you have to bow your head because you failed to do what was Christ-like concerning your fellow brethren? God is all knowing and sees our every deed. He hears our idol conversations, and I am sure He is not pleased. The word of God says we will have to give in account for every word we speak and every deed we do.
Thought for the day….
2 Timothy 2:15
What does it mean to study to show yourself approved? Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. (2 Timothy 2:15)
The apostle Paul wrote to the evangelist Timothy, Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
This verse well-illustrates the need for understanding that word meanings may change, and we must be ever on guard against misapplying or twisting scripture, even when we try to teach the truth. The rendering, study to show thyself approved unto God is found only in the King James Version, translated in the year 1611. In 1611 the word study meant strive, or be diligent.
Thus the New American Standard Bible tells us the, Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. The New International Version renders the verse, Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Encourage Yourself In the Lord
Hello Mornings! Said it best, please read below
Through the sacrifice of Christ, and by His righteous life, we have been given a great gift of acceptance with the Father of all. This gift of salvation is available to all, and is all because of Grace.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
All you have to do is have faith. Believe that Jesus did live this perfect life — the one that you and I could never live. Know that you are a desperate sinner — one who needs His righteousness so desperately. Then walk forward in obedient living. Obedience is not what saves us, it is the proof of your salvation. If you have made this declaration of need for Jesus, and have walked forward in faith — today or twenty years ago — there is no condemnation.
Rejoice! Our Father in heaven is looking now at you and me — right now — and He is smiling. Do you have a hard time grasping this truth? How does knowing that God is already pleased with your change, feel?