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3333 Williamson Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
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"You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’”
Matthew 15: 7-9 (NIV)
Today I was leaving a visit and I got caught behind a vehicle that had a bumper sticker on the back that read “Hang up and drive!!!” As you might guess, the individual riding this vehicle was of course driving while talking on his phone. (at least the 5 minutes I followed him, and he still was when I passed him) Oh, the irony.
The church is often accused of doing the same thing. Many outside our doors claim that we are good about telling others how to live, yet we often fail to see our own faults. The definition for such conduct is hypocrisy. I recently found a survey that claimed 85% of those who do not attend church today claim it is because they see those in churches as hypocrites.
Jesus of course was quick at calling out the religious leaders of his day for such conduct, and as for me…well I think Jesus was right because we might want to look first at the person in the mirror before dealing with the faults of others.
May we learn to see the log in our own eyes before seeing the splinter in other’s. (Matthew 7:3)