I heard this one today on Jerry Zirkle’s radio show:
“If all that stands between you and God is a hypocrite, then that puts the hypocrite closer to God than you are.”
That puts to words something that has been rolling around in the back of my mind the past couple of days.
Basically it relates to the fact that we should always look to Jesus and seek Him, and not let the antics of those around us be a distraction. If they cause someone to stumble, they will get their “reward” down the line–and it won’t be pleasant!
I have been recently saying:
The best witnesses for God are Christians, and as it turns out, the best witnesses for satan are “christians” too.
There seems to be so many self-righteous, judgemental, gossipy people out there. No matter what church you go to, you will always find some. It never fails that they are the ones that end up in the news and on tv shows as they are far more entertaining. These are the “tares” that grow up among the wheat. (Mat 13:25-30).
Expect to meet them. Pray for them and love them the same as you would anyone. Whatever you do, don’t let them stand between you and God.