“These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted” (Jude 1:12)
Why is it we think that anyone who calls themself a Christian and hangs out with a fellowship is a good person? We all have sin issues and the Lord has come to save each one of us. Yes, there are those who are wicked that mask themselves as good people. Jesus said that by their fruits will you know them. Trust the Lord and accept all others with a grain of doubt. Love them but know that we are all sinners in need of grace.
Lord, Your church has been so maligned in the eyes of the world by the hypocrites who mask as Your followers. Others think that this hypocrisy is what Christianity is all about. First, help me learn how to be faithful. Then, help me to behave in such a way as to show the Good News of the Gospel through my words and deeds. Lead me, Lord, according to Your goodness and enable me to walk humbly in Your ways that others see You in me.
Lord Jesus, You died so that we might be freed from sin, death, and the devil. Bring me to the place where I live as one who has been freed. Guide me in Your goodness to walk humbly with You my Maker and do things the way You would have me do them. Lead me this day to humbly submit to all that You would have me do knowing that Your way is right and that I need Your continuing direction. Amen.