Walls of Deceit
There are some people in this world who pretend to be someone they’re not, intentionally putting on a false face to hide their true motives and intentions. But sooner or later, the truth will emerge. Being dishonest will not only keep you from living a true godly life - it will separate you from Jesus. The Bible says in Numbers 32:23, “But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” When you are not presenting your true self to others - you are in essence, lying about who you are. And God calls that “sin.” There is an old expression that goes like this, “You can fool some of the people some of the time - but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” As cunning and sly as you might be - you won’t be able to deceive everyone - and sooner or later the walls of deceit will start closing in. There is someone that you will never be able to fool and that is God. He knows your heart and sees through you. He knows you better than anyone else - even better than you know yourself! There is no room in heaven for hypocrites! God wants you to tear down those walls of deceit and stop pretending to be a Christian - and just “BE a Christian!” Allow God to come into your heart and life and take over! You will live a happier life, walking with Jesus - and allowing the world to see the amazing person God created - “the real you” - shining for Him!
9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. (Colossians 3:9-10, ESV)
Psalm 37:5-6, 37,
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (Psalms 37:5-6, ESV)
Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. (Psalms 37:37, ESV)
2 Corinthians 8:21,
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man. (2 Corinthians 8:21, ESV)
2 Timothy 2:15-17
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. (2 Timothy 2:15-17, ESV)
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