Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional May 19 2018 -TAKING OFF THE MASKS

Topic:TAKING OFF THE MASKS – May 19

Mark 7:6, “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
MARK 7:6-9

April 08 Andrew Wommack
This is the biblical definition of a hypocrite, “someone whose words and heart (actions) don’t agree.” A hypocrite may act the part of a Christian or he may talk like Christ, but he won’t do both. When both confession and action from the heart are consistent with God’s Word, there is salvation (Rom. 10:9-10).

The word “hypocrite” comes from the Greek word “hupokrites,” meaning “the playing of a part on the stage; an actor.” It was a custom for Greek and Roman actors to use large masks, when acting, to disguise their true identity. Hence, hypocrisy became “the feigning of beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insecurity” (American Heritage Dictionary).

The dictionary defines “dissimulate” as “to disguise under a feigned appearance.” The Greek word means “without hypocrisy, unfeigned.” It has become customary in our society to conceal our real feelings behind a hypocritical mask. Although we should be tactful and not purposely say things to offend people, there is a time and a place for speaking the truth, even if it isn’t popular.

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