“The Lord says, “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” Isaiah 29:13
What keeps people away from Christianity?? How do people view followers of Christ today?? Hypocrisy keeps people away from Christianity and most people view followers of Christ as hypocrites. In fact, most people see the church as being full of hypocrites. Hypocrisy is pretending to be someone that you are not, it damages relationships!! The Bible calls hypocrisy a sin. There are two forms of hypocrisy: someone who professes belief in something but acts in a different way and those who look down on others. There is only one way out of hypocrisy— honesty. Get honest with God and yourself. Honest character counts!! Put the emphasis back on character and watch God build your reputation. The more I follow Jesus, the more I am aware of my own hypocrisy. This morning, pray for God to reveal the hypocrisy of your heart. Confront the sin of hypocrisy and turn it over to God today!! God wants to restore your life today!!