I bet you have them in your church, don’t you? Hypocrites. You know, those people that are all excited and saying Amen all the time during the message at church. Then when you see them at the grocery store Monday, they’re cursing the cashier because he got their total wrong? You think, how can that person be a Christian? Or, if that’s what it means to be a Christian, I want nothing to do with it.
How do I deal with hypocrites?
That’s a good question to ask. The truth is, you’re always going to have them around you. Those people that say the right thing but do something else when no one else is looking.
So how do you live for Jesus when His children are so hypocritical?
A good place to start is what is your basis for your relationship with Jesus? Is it other people? Do you determine the closeness of your relationship based on what others do or say?
Hopefully, if your honest, you won’t say that’s the case. Your relationship with Jesus is YOURS. It shouldn’t be based on your experiences or any one else’s relationship. And yes, those Christians should be doing the right thing, but don’t let their mistakes hinder your relationship with Jesus.
My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, – Phil 3:10 (HCSB)
Instead, get close to Jesus, know HIM. Let His word guide you. He wants to know you and become real to you regardless of what others say or do.