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When `Putting on` is a put-on ...

posted Mar 22, 2013, 8:38 AM by David Gerhart
Put on ... the full armor, the righteousness of Christ ... there are many and varous scriptural instructions to clothe oneself in the garments of Christian life.

I heard a speaker insist that a person can be kind, even when they feel like hell.   Wearing on the outside something that we aren`t on the inside sounds like a facade.  It sounds like it`s not genuine.  It sounds like a lie.

Jesus said that adultry is committed in the heart.  Murder also.  In the heart.  Over and time again Christ insisted `it is not what goes into (or onto) a man that contaminates him (or cleanses), but what comes out of the mouth, for out of the heart the mouth speaks.

Authenticity requires that when one puts on the mantel of Christ we not only look like the love we appear to have but that we actually have the love in our hearts.

God knows the heart of man better than man himself.

`I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to thier conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.` Jeremiah 17:10