We continually hear about the various government leaders of America, the vicious and alarming hatred flooding the political streets of our nation, and everything that God hates about sinners in our culture today. But surely there is a bigger picture, right?
Certainly God has not abandoned us in such a terrible way, as evidenced by the malicious strife surrounding the nomination, investigation, and eventual confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest Supreme Court justice, right?
Where is our hope, really? What does God truly have to say about this kind of hatred, division, and chaos amongst the highest authorities in our land? And, finally, is God’s “order” in Washington, DC, truly over, or will He give us more time to reconcile?
God’s opinion about Judge Kavanaugh and his rocky road to becoming an associate justice will shock both Republicans and Democrats. Around 2,400 years ago, the prophet Isaiah prophesied about what’s happening right now in the White House—and it actually happened for the first time 2,000 years ago. So we ALL need to be paying close attention to what God says about what’s going on.
The first step in comprehending God’s perspective about the Kavanaugh drama is to better understand the often misunderstood word hypocrite. According to Wikipedia, a hypocrite is “a person who practices hypocrisy.” And, in turn, hypocrisy is: “the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, especially with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence, in a general sense, hypocrisy may involve dissimulation, pretense, or a sham. Hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another.”
A hypocrite is therefore someone who “practices” hypocrisy, in the same way a doctor “practices” medicine or an attorney “practices” law. With that in mind let’s now dig into the Bible and discover from God’s perspective whom the word hypocrisy was created for. (more…)