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Hypocritical Christian

AttachmentIt’s easy to be a hypocritical Christian. The comparison game is human nature, so naturally we can start to think well at least I don’t do that… 

I’ve been a Christian since I was young, but I don’t believe I took Christianity seriously all my life. I knew the things I shouldn’t do, but I never had a heart of obedience quite as big as my heart of guilt. If I felt guilty enough, I wanted that to convince me not to sin. It wasn’t a matter of loving God enough to stop, or at least it wasn’t until I was older.

I say all that to say Christians should be more careful. I was a good kid, and I was a Christian in my younger days, but I don’t know that I was a Christ follower in the areas I most needed to be one in, in those areas where I had so much influence.

See, I didn’t get drunk, but I did drink too much. I didn’t have sex, but I might have gone a little too far. I didn’t exactly lie, but I didn’t tell the whole truth either. In my mind, I wasn’t perfect, but I certainly wasn’t as bad as “her” or “him.”

However, the bottom line still remains that I was and am not as good as Christ. Which means that I am imperfect and flawed. I sin. The comparison of my sin to others was bad. But the hypocrisy of my Christianity was just plain sad.

James 2:10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.

Matthew 7:1-3 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat other. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.

“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”


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In this world we compare too much. We compare one job to another, one relationship to the next, and one person to another. That’s too much comparison.

And for what?

Things are still going to be as they are with or without the comparison. Right? This is still going to be this and that is still going to be that.

I think we compare things simply to take the focus off ourselves. If we’re busy comparing so many things we don’t have enough time to look at ourselves because we spend so much time looking elsewhere. I’ve found that when I spend time comparing myself to others, I don’t have time to spend looking at myself and what I need to be focusing on because I’m too busy focusing on the other person.

But the truth is, I need to stop. And I think that we all could do a lot less of comparing things too.

Stop comparing yourself to others and everything else. Stop comparing your kids to one another. Stop comparing your relationships to others.

I bet that once we all stop comparing and start focusing on ourselves things will start to change. In fact, I know it, because the only comparison that really matters is the one to who you are now and who you used to be.

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