Followers of Jesus Christ are scrutinized and looked upon as hypocrites, more so than those that are not living a life of obedience.
We must remember, we have all sinned, and we all will sin until we are called home to glory. But when you become a follower of Jesus, you are mindful of those things that are not pleasing to God. Your praying and walking in obedience becomes a lifestyle. Your mind has been renewed, and the things you once did, are not appealing anymore.
Followers of Jesus Christ are not “holier than thou”, although some seem to think they are, and yes, once lived in darkness and acted in disobedience to God. But we are ambassadors, and representatives for Christ. We are to let our light shine before the world, to make a difference in this world.
Once you become a follower of Jesus Christ, you are not of this world. You have become a new creature.
It is not your fault what others think of you. Let them think what they want, you are who God says you are. But know this, one day that one somebody who has looked upon you as a hypocrite, will need you and your prayers.
Know that you are not men pleasers, but pleasing to God.
Romans 3:23 (KJV) – for all have sinned, and some short of the glory of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV) – and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 5:8 (KJV) – for ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light.
II Corinthians 5:20 (KJV) – now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Matthew 5:16 (KJV) – let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) – therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Colossians 3:23 (KJV) – and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.