Saturday, October 06, 2007


Have you ever wondered why it stings so much to be called a hypocrite? Maybe it's because it's impossible not to be a hypocrite, despite our best efforts.
We may confess with our mouth that we're Christian, but no matter how hard we try to be the "perfect Christian" we will always fall short. We will always sin. We will always disappoint God. At least God knows the truth and depth of our heart and soul though. What about people? What about when we say or do something that we've asked someone else not to do? We're acting hypocritically, but that may not be what we intended to do. It doesn't matter though, does it? In that person's mind we're a hypocrite because they don't know what is down deep in our soul.
What happens when someone else acts hypocritically towards us? Are we so quick to judge that person's character? Why does it seem so personal when someone is seemingly being hypocritical? I don't know the exact answer to this question, but my guess is that it's our prideful nature. Either way, if it hurts us so much to be either the giver or the receiver of such comments, think about how God must feel to have His children constantly act hypocritically towards Him? We confess with our mouths that we love Him, yet we constantly give in to ourselves and do things that hurt our Father in Heaven.

I'm not sure if what I'm typing right now is coming across the way that I'm wanting it to, but I hope it is. I'll probably think of more to add later, but for now these are my thoughts.