Lately, it’s been hard not to notice God ripping veils off, snatching curtains down, and opening closet doors uncovering imposters and crooked dealings. And since He isn’t a respecter of persons, we are all susceptible to this exposure—public figures and private citizens alike.
One day when Jesus spoke to a multitude of people, He warned His disciples about hypocrisy—people trying to appear upright when their hearts were rotten. Jesus continued to say what’s done in the dark will be proclaimed from the housetops.
… More than anything else, beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. 2It will become as evident as yeast in dough. 3 Whatever they have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms shall be broadcast from the housetops for all to hear! (Luke 12:1-3, LAB)
Some people think they can defy God without facing His wrath—not me. Once I saw all the unveiling taking place, I told the Holy Spirit: Please Lord, You, and I can straighten me out; public humiliation won’t be necessary.
Beware of hearts that marinate in hate!
The devil is always looking for ways to disgrace and discredit Christians. One of his cruelest ploys is to delude believers into thinking they’re doing the Lord’s work—even though that work involves mistreating others. Matthew 7:16 says we will know them by their fruits. How can they claim to love God while they hate their brother? (See 1 John 4:20.)
God is exposing those hateful hearts so onlookers won’t associate those despicable deeds with Him.
These people say they honor me, but their hearts are far away. 9Their worship is worthless, for they teach their manmade laws instead of those from God (Matthew 15:8-9, LAB).
No more hiding. Get it straight—or be EXPOSED!
Scriptures taken from: Life Application Bible copyright © 1988 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Ill. 60189.