Church-Going Phonies

September 26, 2009

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

I want to write to all 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 insides—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; then believe He’s your only hope for change, to be right with God.

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