Showing posts with label hypocrite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hypocrite. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What Is Behind The Curtain?

Recently, I have been a little put off and bothered by Christians that put on a huge facade and are really just weak hypocritical  people that are hiding behind a curtain. 

Often we don't see how real and true people are until they are faced with a situation that they would have to react to. It is in their reaction that we find the true state of their heart. Jesus encountered this and had an amazing love and grace for them. I just want to shake them and shout, "what's wrong with you." 

I so hope that I am never seen as one of these kind of women. I mess up and I try to be honest about it. Those times when I do act hypocritical, please confront me. 

I know that those people need to be shown God's love and grace just as much as everyone else, but have so much overwhelming frustration and confusion by them. This week I saw many women as they truly are. Women that I had assumed were godly women just by their involvement in church and based on what they personify,  but lacked love, understanding, patience, joy, unity, maturity, and acceptance. I felt duped.

Now I  think it is time for me to stop this blog post.  Most of the time it helps me to calm down, but I am beginning to feel a little more riled up. 

Before I close this post I want to show how amazing Jesus was. He dealt with the pharisees, who approached Him with judgement and tried to trap and trick Him with their words. Jesus was still able to show them grace and love. He saw them as they were. Honestly, I have a tough time showing hypocrites any grace or forgiveness. Maybe that  is why God is exposing me to more difficult situations. Maybe it is an area that I just need to turn over to Him. 

Truths: Jesus prayed for others. Jesus saw them as people who haven't seen God's amazing grace. Jesus would correct their thinking in a loving way. 

Lord, please help me to show love and grace for those who I get along with, as well as those who frustrate me. Help me focus more on changing my own heart than on changing the heart of others. Please help those people you and your love. Bring things to light in your timing. Amen

Matthew 23:26 " Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean."

Matthew 7:3-5 " Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."