Cheating God

There are many people in this world that look at Christians as hypocrites because of the way they live their lives.  I have heard this excuse many times as the reason someone gives as to why they want nothing to do with being a Christian.

This is why it is imperative that those that profess a relationship with Jesus Christ live an exemplary life.  We cannot live as the world lives while saying that we are Christians because we are the example that they will be looking at.

Those that live the type of life that is hypocritical, will eventually have to answer to God for what they are doing and will need to seek forgiveness for that lifestyle.  By living that type of life they are, in essence, cheating on God.

Having said that, let me say that this is not about living an exemplary life.  This is about those that say they want nothing to do with Christianity because they see Christians as hypocrites.

I have wondered how a person can use another person’s lifestyle as a deciding factor in how they live their own lives.

Do they really think that someone else’s life is a good enough reason to make a decision that will have eternal consequences?

How can they base their own relationship with God on someone else’s relationship with God?

A person’s relationship with God is between them and Him, and should not be based on what someone else does.

After all, if a married friend cheated on their spouse, would that knowledge lead one to turn away from their own marriage?  No.

Wouldn’t they be more likely to work harder at making their marriage work in order to keep the same thing from happening?

Why then would someone look at a person that is cheating on God and decide to turn away from God?

Our relationship with God is between us and God, and should have nothing to do with someone else.

Our decision to accept Jesus as Savior should not hinge on what someone else is doing.

The other person will eventually answer for what they have done, whether good or bad.

And so will we.

About Drusilla Mott

Child of the King, wife, mom, step-mom, gramma, aspiring author, blessed beyond measure. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
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16 Responses to Cheating God

  1. cwfkys11 says:

    I won’t say I disagree with you because you are right. Yet, Jesus did remind us that it is by our fruits that we are known. The reality, like it or not, is others see us before they even consider seeing Jesus. We are, afterall, His ambassadors here in earth, albeit frail and more rags. The beauty is, once willingly and sincerely committed to the Master, us rags can become vessels of beauty in the Master Potter’s skilful hands! Our weaknesses then become reflections of His beauty – something we cannot humanly fathom but then, that’s because it is a divine act! Thanks for your ministry!

  2. isaiah43123 says:

    Yes, as professed believers, we are to live as examples for Christ trying not to be an obstacle, but the decision for or against Christ is a personal one. Blaming the hypocrisies of another for not accepting Him is just an excuse and an unwillingness to accept personal responsibility for ones choices.
    Keep the Faith!

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Our decision to accept Jesus as Savior should not hinge on what someone else is doing.

    Good point. The enemy loves to blind side us and we fall for his lies like flies to dung.
    The Lord made us in His image to be able to think and decide. May we follow in His image in wisdom and discernment. to live fully accountable to Him alone for He will be our ultimate Judge with no excuse accepted..

  4. writinggomer says:

    Great post Drusilla. Decide on God because of what He says, not because of the way that someone lives. That someone might be a newborn Christian…a newborn Christian is not going to act like a well established believer, these folks may have a few rough edges yet. If people based whether or not to follow Christ on the actions of the disciples when they were first starting out with Christ…would all have followed?

  5. 4hispraise says:

    We do look for excuses to not “be”, and analogies abound. Conclusions like; “He’s just in it for the money”. ” Easy for her to do'” she’s talented. “If I had the breaks that they did… well”. I agree with your perspective; we have responsibility, but they have the duty (to themselves) not to rationalize. Good job! milt

    • Thank you Milt. I have seen all too often and heard all too often, those rationalizations. It makes me all the more aware of my own life and actions, not wanting to be included in that general assessment of being a hypocrite. And you are right – it is their own duty to make the decision without rationalizing.

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  7. granbee says:

    Drusilla, wonderful post reminding us to “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”, as the hymn says. I have used the analogy in teaching that if someone wanted to watch a beautiful sunset, they would not stand behind the smoking barbecue grill to watch, would they? So don’t try to look at Your Lord through the flesh of another, or the trail left by the so-called hypocrises of another person. Seek God in His Sanctuary (sometimes that is deep in the woods; on the Sabbath it is in His Holy Temple!)

  8. A big Amen Drusilla, we have a special intimate relationship with God….Darrell

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