Church-Going Phonies

February 05, 2008

“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth…” – Job 40:4

I want to write to you church-going phonies out there–the ones who look heavenly on Sunday, but live like hell Monday through Saturday. You look good on the outside but when God looks at your inside, your heart, it’s a dirty mess!

I’ve got bad news for you. Jesus hates religious phoniness. But there’s good news. He loves the phonies. He gave His life for phony hypocrites like you and me.

The end of being a church-going phony is to admit our sin separates us from God; then ask Christ’s forgiveness and believe He is our only hope for change, to be right with God.

And here’s the irony: when we begin to be more real with God and others, we begin to be more like Jesus. He’s the only person who ever lived without any trace of phoniness.