Jesus said to His disciples in Luke 16:13, “No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (NKJV) What He is saying is that it is impossible for us to possess a divided loyalty. We cannot be committed to God and spend all of our time pursuing other things. Unfortunately, many people do not believe the Lord and when church is over they don’t want to see Him again until the next church service. Try that with your wife or husband and see how long you stay married to them. And despite the fact they treat the Lord this way, they think their relationship with the Lord is okay; not understanding, He knows they are committing spiritual adultery with other things while they are away from Him. And on Judgment Day when the awards are handed out, they will then realize He has divorced them because they were never committed to Him.
People say all kinds of things to cover up who they really are, but if what a person says, does not line up with the things they do, they are lying. A person can say they are a car and live in a garage, but does that make them a car because they say they are a car and live in a garage? No, it doesn’t make them a car, it makes them a fool because anyone with common sense knows they are not a car, even if they go around all day making car sounds. Possessing the ability to quote a lot of scripture does not make a person a Christian; even if that person goes to church every time the church doors are open. These people may fool some people, but they are not going to fool a person who owns a car, and neither will the scripture quoter fool a person who is a real Christian.
These people do not seem to understand that God does not dwell in the shadows of life, therefore there is no middle ground in-Christ. We are either in-Christ, or we are not. A person can lie with their mouth, but they CANNOT be untrue to their heart. Whatever they think in their heart will manifest itself sooner or later through there actions, and you would be surprised at how much you will learn about people when you really start listening to what comes out of their mouth and watch the things they do when they think no one is watching them. You will soon discover people aren’t always who you think they are. DThrash