Both Sides

You can’t play both sides and expect to come out victorious in the end.  This however, is how many people lives their lives and conduct their business.  This is how many politicians become so popular and win elections and this is how many Christians live.  You can call it two-faced or hypocritical, and it is, but it’s none-the-less the way many live their lives.  Some are so spiritual on Sunday, but come Monday, their true self shows back up.  Think about it and think about how they have so many fooled into thinking they were one way, when the whole time they weren’t that way at all.  Judas, a disciple of Jesus, was a prime example and an expert at living a two-sided life.  He played the part, but his heart was so far away from Christ.  When Jesus shocked the disciples telling them that a betrayer was in their midst, Judas didn’t fail to show he was an expert at deception.

Matthew 26:24-25 “The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”

What was in the heart of Judas that would cause him to live such a fake life?  He certainly had a love for money and no one but Jesus knew his life was nothing but a show of sincerity and spirituality.  Judas played the fake not because of what was in his heart, but because of what was not in his heart.  He never placed his complete faith in Jesus!

Real faith in Christ removes the desire to ever be fake in Christ.  

What’s really amazing about the fake life Judas lived was that the disciples never knew, but Jesus knew from the beginning.  It’s the same way today, we can all be easily faked out and deceived to believe one thing about someone, but you can never fake out God.  So, be true to yourself and be true to God.