DODGING DUPLICITY

05272018 Sunday

“Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27).

Duplicity— “Deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another.” Whether I am present or absent, Paul says there is a certain way your lives should be conducted. The life of faith isn’t lived for a particular target audience—church friends, the congregation, the Sunday School class. It is a life that strives for consistency, to the degree that there is no difference between one’s private and public life.

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