And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25.
Hypocrisy – An outward appearance masking a hidden truth. Especially in concerns of faith, the Bible condemns hypocrisy. Believers should show their devotion to God through their words and deeds, as well as their internal motivation.
Where does hypocrisy come from?
Also see: Ho 10:2 Israel; Mk 7:21–22
The expression of hypocrisy
Motives that are not genuine.
Also see: Mt 6:5; Mt 6:16; Mt 15:7–9; Mt 22:18; Mt 23:5–7
When words don’t match actions.
Also see: Mt 15:7–8; Pr 26:24–26; Je 9:8; Je 12:2; Eze 33:31; Mt 23:28; Ro 2:17–24; Jas 2:14–26
An urge to pass judgment on others.
Also see: Ro 2:1
Hypocrisy isn’t the only option.
Also see: Ps 24:3–4; Ps 26:4; Ps 32:2; Jas 3:17; Jas 4:8; 1 Pe 2:1–3
Leaders aren’t known for their hypocrisy.
1 Ch 28:8–9
Also see: Mal 2:6 the true priest; 1 Co 4:1–5; 1 Ti 3:8; Titus 1:8; Jas 3:1
Examples of hypocrites
Also see: Je 8:8
Also see: Mt 23:1–32; Lk 12:1–2; Lk 12:56
Peter and Barnabas
Ga 2:12–13 Peter denied his own conviction that Gentiles may be saved by faith without having to conform to the Torah by acting in this way.
Many false teachers
Also see: Php 1:17; 1 Ti 4:2; 2 Ti 3:5;
Examples of those who did not practice hypocrisy
1 Pe 2:21–22
Also see: Is 53:9; Jn 8:44–46
Paul and his companions
2 Co 1:12
Also see: 2 Co 2:17; 1 Th 2:3–10
Father in heaven,
Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.