Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Tozer for Tuesday: Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy lies close to guile but is not the same. Hypocrisy is to act with another’s character, to pretend to be what we are not or pretend not to be what we are. A true Christian never hides anything because a true Christian never needs to hide anything. If there is anything in your life that you need’ to hide, then youare not living the kind of life you should be living. No Christian, if he is right with God, should ever need to hide anything in his life.

That does not mean I must publish the amount of my income tax or that I must tell all of the embarrassing intimacies that are a part of any human life. That is another matter. It does mean, as far as moral conduct is concerned, that there is nothing to hide, Do not be a hypocrite, but be exactly what you are. Do not pretend to be what you are not, and do not pretend not to be what you are.—A.W. Tozer, Living as a Christian, 84

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