Often we encounter people that use hypocrites as an excuse for not going to church. This week we are talking about hypocrisy and how it should affect us.
I’ve had people who are cold towards the church and towards God explain their reason is because of the hypocrites. While I respect their opinion, I want to challenge that thinking.
Hypocrites are everywhere – all sectors, all religions, all ethnic backgrounds, all groups of people. The question is, do I abandon something because of the hypocrites?
What about Christianity. As with all other groups, there are hypocrites. But should we use them as an excuse for inaction? Are we going to allow somebody else’s shortcomings determine or actions (or inaction) or do we make our own decision to do what is right? At the end of the day, YOU are responsible for your actions. Not someone else.
Even Jesus called out the hypocrites. He called the Pharisees white washed tombs. Yet in spite of the hypocrites, he still carried out his calling.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”
Do not let the failures of others determine your actions. Resolve to do what is right regardless of what other people do. You owe it to yourself.
What are you going to say when you stand before God? Blaming someone else for your inaction is not going to work. He desires a relationship with you, he want’s the best for you, he wants you to fulfill your calling and purpose, but you will never get there as long as you are making excuses and blaming others. If we can help, please reach out using the feedback form.
Have a great week and God bless,