Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thought :: You can't keep your true self hidden forever

He said to them, "Watch yourselves carefully so you don't get contaminated with Pharisee yeast, Pharisee phoniness. You can't keep your true self hidden forever; before long you'll be exposed. You can't hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known. You can't whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public; the day's coming when those whispers will be repeated all over town.

"I'm speaking to you as dear friends. Don't be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There's nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.
Jesus of Nazareth :: Luke 12: 1-5 (Message)

1 comment:

Angus Mathie said...

Garry Blair spoke recently on Acts 5 and the hypocrisy of Ananias and Sapphira. He made it clear that God hates hypocrisy and it made for uncomfortable listening. What we are before God in secret is what we are and we should be transparent before man.


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