Friday, May 27, 2005

Matthew 6:5

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full."
(NIV)


Another example from the beginning of Matthew 6.

The word hypocrite, in the greek, literally means, an actor. There are those who put on their outward show of spirituality, and that is all that it is - a show. The whole thing is an act, but like some actors do, there are many who get so involved with this character that they are portraying, that eventually they begin to believe the act. They begin to believe that these outward shows are truly spiritual.

Ask yourself today what you do as a show? and what is real?

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