Hypocrisy (Matthew 23:28)

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Our society encourages hypocrisy. Even before our children enter school they begin to master the art of artificiality. It isn’t long until they become as sophisticated as their adult counterparts at the slick little deceptions of modern life.

This practice is bad enough in social circles, but it is even worse when it occurs in the church. When Sunday morning comes, we adjust our behavior to fit what others expect of a good Christian. We sit piously in our “Sunday best,” hiding from everyone that we are selfish, stingy, unforgiving people. – David C. Egner

A hypocrite is a person who isn’t himself on Sunday.

  • July 29, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread
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