You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
Romans 2:21-22 is a warning for everyone, but primarily for those who have been called to share the Word of God. Personally, I would be a true hypocrite if I declare myself as blameless referring to have failed to God. Whenever I share with others one of my posts, I am the first who should be applied each one. And this message today is no exception. I clarify this, for who sits alluded today so try not to take it as a criticism, since I myself am also being confronted.
Let’s look at Romans 2:21-22 and try to apply it to ourselves internally. We see that first says: You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? If the teacher does not understand the lesson, how does he explain to his students? It is not possible to teach someone in the Word of God if first teaching does not reach us. As I said earlier, every message I write and share first gives me a great lesson of Christian life myself. There are some of them who have made me review my life very seriously.
The following of Romans 2:21-22 has to do with compliance with the law of God: You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? There is a saying that some preach morality in underwear to refer to those who say they do not do something, but they themselves are violating what they say. And indeed, many of us have fallen into such an error.
Caring testimony is very important because most people who hear the message of the Word of God look the messenger and try to see if he does what he preaches. Many people do not become Christians because they say that the testimony of Christians who they know not convinced them. And while there’s no guarantee that a good testimony convinces someone that he or she need salvation, the main reason to keep it is that we are Christ’s ambassadors and must represent with dignity.
Now, who shares the Word is not an angel come down from heaven but a human being like everyone else, with strengths and weaknesses. We cannot have a mask in front of others pretending to be what we are not. It is sad to see religious who try to appear as saints in front of their congregations when wearing a rather questionable privacy. That is a frank hypocrisy, is to be like the Pharisees.
Does having fallen disqualify us to serve God? The answer is no because if it were, no one would. The Bible shows transparently as were the men and women of God. Among them: the drunken Noah, the liar Abraham, the manipulator Jacob, the angry Moses, David the adulterer and murderer, the depressed Elijah, the denier Peter, the doubting Thomas and Paul the persecutor. And they served Him. God bless you.