Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Walk the Walk

I'm not really sure how much of this is going to make sense. But it's as if I don't get it off my chest, I'm going to burst. I can't say the who or what because too many people that reads my blog knows this person. How is it that some people just aren't who they portray to be? No matter how much your around that person, or think you know them. Something happens that just completely knocks the breath out of you. I've suspected a couple of things for a while now, but when approached about it they would always deny it. Or would make some kind of an excuse. It would be one thing if I had known this all along, but finding out after I thought I knew them is another. Is it something that bad? To me it is. To me if you have to lie about something you do, then deep down you know it's wrong or you wouldn't try to hide it. To God it is. Or He wouldn't have put it in His word.

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. I Peter 4-1:3

I know this is a strong word but it's what came to my mind so I looked it up.

Hypocrisy is the act of pretending that one has beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that they do not actually have; this is usually done in order to mask their actual motives or feelings; falseness.
Now what does the Bible say about hypocrisy.
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. Matthew 23:28

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. I Peter 2:1

Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. 8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men. Mark 7:6-8

So in other words if your going to talk the talk you need to walk the walk. Some would say I'm over reacting. I don't believe I am. This person professes one thing, but lives another. And I'm just baffled and confused. But I will continue praying for this person, because I believe somewhere deep in their heart they know what is right. And they want to do that, but life's pressures get them down and they give in to the devil's temptation. I'm not trying to be judgemental, please don't think that. But I love this person enough to want better for them. For them to be able to once again know the Joy of the Lord, that comes from living in forgiveness.