One thing that I can’t stand is people who claim to be an upstanding God fearing person when in fact they are all types of evil. They use God as an excuse for people not to see them for who or what they really are.
I mean let’s face it. When the devil tempted Jesus, even he quoted the Bible. So let’s not mistake and think that people who say they pray, quote the Bible, or walk around and pretend that they are good people, are really good people.
That is why I have learned to not pay attention to what people tell me but to pay attention to what people do. Because people can tell you anything. They can tell you that they are for you, that they support you, that they are good, that they love you, or that they care. But really they are a snack in the grass ready to stab you in the back as soon as you are not looking.
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit…. ‘ How can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.’ The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.” Matthew 12:33-37
The point I am trying to make is that regardless of what a person tells you or who they tell you they are. What really matters is observing the type of person they are and what they do. Because what they do and what they say comes from their heart. And there is no masking what is in the heart. (Check out my blog on what’s in the heart the mouth will speak).
- Do they say they love you, but cheat on you?
- Do they say they are an honest person, but then they have a habit of lying?
- Do they say that they are Christian, but then they go in stores and steal everything they can get their hands on?
I have met all of the above people and that is when you have to wonder, why they are trying to lie to you and why are they trying to lie to themselves. Either you are bearing good fruit or you are not. If you are bearing bad fruit and you are evil, do not try to say a few hail Mary’s to cover up the fact that you are a bad person. Do not tell me that you want to pray for me, when in fact you need to pray for yourself.
No one is perfect. I get that. But each person who seeks to be good will bear good fruit. God will not allow you to go forth in his name and continue to be a hot mess. It may not happen right away but surely enough God will change you over time.
The point that I want to relay to you is that.
Do not be the person that pretends to be a good person in public but is the devil in private. I am sure most people do not know if this is them but really reflect on the things that you do. If you are lying or trying to get people fired, then you need to adjust some things about yourself. Your not bearing good fruit.
If you are dealing with a friendship (see my blog here on frienemies) or relationship and the person is trying to convince you that they mean well for you, but everything they do to you is bad. You need to run. That person is not bearing good fruit. Their intentions are not good. Do not pay attention to their words but pay attention to their actions.
And more than anything. Do not become the person where you are putting on your Jesus mask during the day and at night you have having candlelight dinners with the devil. You may be able to fool the public, but you can never fool God. He knows you and he knows what you are about. And I convinced that he despises it when “Christians” come forth in his name and their only intention is to take average of people and use their “Godliness” as an excuse.