Daily Bible Reading: Luke 13:1 – 21
Verse of the Day: Luke 13:15 – “But the Lord answered him, and said, Ye hypocrites, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?”
The Greek word υποκριται, appears frequently in the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, means an actor, stage player a dissembler, pretender, hypocrite, basically, One who plays a part. This is a person who either pretends to be something they are not, or disguises who they really are. This word is only used by Jesus in the Scriptures.
Jesus is God and can see the inner being of a person. The real motives and heart. We tend to judge by the exterior, He judges by the heart. Like the adage, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”
When He looks at me, what does He really see?
Prayer: Father, may I be on the outside what I am on the inside. More importantly, may I be Your child inside and out. Amen.