Saturday, 21 January 2012

The hypocrite of heart

This morning, we meditated upon this word: Job 36:13-14

“But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath; they do not cry for help when He binds them. They die in youth, and their life ends among the perverted persons.”

In the dictionary the Hypocrite means:

·      Pretense of kindness
·      Pretense of ideas
·      Pretense of opinions

But described above, is not only the hypocrite as we know it but the hypocrite of heart.

How do you understand this word? What does it mean? What does it mean to be a hypocrite of the heart?

I would like to hear from you…

Below is what some of you have already answered:

Anonymous friend:

From reading this Biblical verse I understand that the hypocrites of heart are those who attract to their own heart: anger, grudges, envy, and as a result, are destroying themselves in a way they cannot imagine. They do not ask for help or for forgiveness despite all.

Michelle Pagnoncelli:

To me a hypocrite of heart is the one who learns to say what is right. Learns to do what is correct but that does not actually come from within her.
It’s as if she is an excellent actress that knows what to do in order to look good in people’s eyes although the intention of her heart is way different.
They are hypocrites and their life shows it but we sometimes think: But this person is so kind, preaches so well, she is so this so that…
But due to the true intention of the heart, her life is tied up.
God showed me that we must be careful in order not to become like that. That the way to sincerity is one of sacrifice.  And where there is sacrifice there is victory also. A hypocrite’s way is sweet and easy but its end is bitter.
At the end of the day, the one who blesses is God and He will not look at how we speak or look but what’s inside us.
We cannot deceive God.

Valeria from Indaiatuba/Sp

A hypocrite is a deceiver, false, pretender that does not practice what he preaches.
The HYPOCRITE OF HEART, I believe it to be the one who is deceived by his own heart. Lives by what he feels, allowing himself to be moved by emotions.
It is the heart that dictates. The person is so influenced by his heart that he allows it to get dirty, “the hypocrites in heart store up wrath”. He deceives the person so much that “they do not cry for help”. He makes the person believe that he is well with God when in truth he is not and this makes his soul to die. In other words, he gets cold spiritually, falls and then “their life ends among the perverted persons.” The person goes back to being under satan’s dominion.

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