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1 Peter 2:1 – Hypocrisy (July 12)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Tuesday. July 12th. The 3rd day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is 1 Peter 2:1.

1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

It all sounds simple and easy right? That’s how many of us read this verse and just glance right over it. Today, lets focus on the third item mentioned. That being hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy. What an ugly word. This is something that no one can even imagine they would do. However, have we really dug into our heart to see if we are hypocrites? Digging into our hearts means digging beyond the veneer of what we want others to see.

What do you preach or teach from your mouth but aren’t willing to live out yourself? Everyone has something they need to work on. And I’m not talking about the obvious things that you know others can see. No. I’m talking about the things that are there that you just don’t want others to know about at all.

It’s so easy to say “Well, nobody is perfect.” when talking about ourselves. Yet, do we give that same grace to others? Or do we stand on our own little soap box pointing our finger at others forgetting that same hand has 3 fingers pointing right back at us? Are you a hypocrite?

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!

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