Thought for the Week.06-12-16. Spiritual Integrity
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
Beyond doubt, Jesus teaches a truth here that is emphasized as much as any other in scripture: He wants us to be sincere. He does not accept those who say one thing and do another as far as their relationship with Him is concerned. In other words, God does not accept hypocrites.
We must practice what we preach on a personal level as well as on a religious level. We can’t profess to be religious and think we are religious when we are not adhering to God’s word in all of our practices.
Keeping this principle foremost in our minds will go a long way in keeping us on track spiritually while we are alive. And it will have everything to do with our being able to go into eternity with an assurance of the reward that Jesus promised the faithful.