Matthew 7:5 (NIV)

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.


hypocrisy means to perform external acts of righteous that mask, perhaps even from oneself, of ones own inner corruption.

During Jesus ministry on earth, many people attached themselves to him but never truly believed in him.

John 6: 60-66

60On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

61Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit[a] and they are life. 64Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.”

66From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

When you read this, don’t think about all the people you know and believe they truly don’t believe Jesus but think of yourself. Do you truly believe. What is your attitude toward others when they are found in sin? Do you offer them the same grace that has been offered to you?

Think about these things.


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