Are you a Pretender?

We wear masks ever so often these days. We wear them to church, school, work and just about everywhere else we think we may need to enhance our appearance. For a reason beyond my comprehension we think we can fool everyone about who we are. After careful examination of Galatians 6:7-10 it was revealed that we can’t deceive everyone, especially not ourselves and certainly not our Creator.

The scripture reads: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

I chuckled to myself as I thought about the profoundness of the passage. It is evident that no matter how we may attempt to conceal our deepest darkest secrets and motives, God knows our true intentions. He is very much aware of what lies on the inside of us no matter how intricate our facade. As outlined in the scripture above, we simply cannot deceive God. Our actions are seeds that we are sowing and Galatians 6 tells us that whatever we sow, that also we will reap. The scripture essentially is telling us that there is a direct correlation between our actions and our experiences.

The scripture also reminded me of a famous quote by John Wooden. It says,“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” I thought about this in light of our faith. If we say we are children of the Most High God, our actions should speak for themselves both in the dark (unseen) and in the light (Seen).

Let us endeavour to do and say good about everyone (as hard as that may be sometimes) because these are the seeds that we are sowing. Let us especially try to do good to our brothers and sisters in the faith as the scripture instructs us.

It profits us nothing to act the part because a man will reap what he has sown.

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