"LORD, who shall abide in thy
Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly,
and worketh righteouness,
and speaketh the truth in his heart."
laws, our country declares it a crime
to lie about the contents in a box of cereal.
demand that the outside of the package
tell the truth about what is on the inside.
packaging is illegal!
advertising" regulations are another way
to protect the
public. A good example of this is
the warning on a pack of cigarettes:
lung cancer, heart disease,
may complicate pregnancy."
though, there are no such laws
about people. We require no one to tell what really
lies behind the packaging:
facial expressions, mannerisms,
patterns, behavior, truthfulness.
No one is
forced to tell you what he or she
feeling, thinking, or planning to do.
packaging ~ the way we appear to others,
is an accepted,
even expected part of our way of life.
become experts in this type of trickery.
God reveals to
us, qualifications for us to meet
in order to
dwell in His tabernacle.
not a qualifying factor here!
But to walk in
righteousness and in truth is!
"packaging" isn't "wrapped" the way it should
perhaps we need
to confess this sin of hypocrisy
so we can move
on the path of discovering
and knowing our
real selves, and that
which God reveals to us through His Word.