“And [Jesus] said, ‘Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me…”’” – Mark 7:6
In case anyone missed it, Jesus doesn’t like hypocrites. In fact no one likes them. How do we not be hypocrites? We make a choice. We either say we follow Jesus and actually follow Him the right way or we stop saying that we follow Him.
God wants all of us to honor Him with our words, thoughts, and deeds. What we say, what we think, and what we do all matters to God. If you are calling yourself a Christian, honor God by following the guidelines He has given us.