October 18, 2013
Over the last several weeks our politicians have demonstrated the power of a person’s attitude to do things to hurt others and our nation. We have seen self-righteousness, hypocrisy, and cowardly compromise, on full display by people who are elected to represent the needs of the people rather than their own enrichment. We have also seen the courage of a few to demand changes, even in the face of overwhelming condemnation from those in their own party.
A person’s attitude can also be used to draw people to you, or drive them away. It is the same in politics as it is in matters of faith. If your message of faith is positive, affirming, and compassionate, then it will draw people to you. On the other hand, if your message is negative, condemning, and filled with words of anger and hate, it will drive most people away from you. Most of all, your attitude must be matched by the way you live your life. Hypocrisy is in every area of life, and it is easy to spot. The most dangerous part of hypocrisy is what it does to those around you. Many people will walk away from the gospel message of Christ because of what they see in counterfeit Christian.
Listen to this podcast to hear the second part of a lesson on how the attitudes of those around Jesus caused the Creator of all things to be rejected and crucified on a cross.