The hooker and the actor.

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A hypocrite is very much a different person from the day Jesus compared to today.

Today we call every one who fail to keep his word one.

In the days of Jesus, it means an actor. There would be this one man who plays different characters of different people on stage.

One man portraying different roles. Kinda like Robin Williams doing stand up comedy.

It means two things.

He was always wearing a mask to some people and a different mask to a different group of people.

That was why the Pharisees and the religious leaders were called actors. They behave differently when they are with the Romans. They behave differently when they are with the rich. They of course differently when they are with the poor.

That was why the old Jerusalem was called a harlot.

We see that a lot today isn’t it.

Here’s my second point I believe Jesus was making. An actor never plays himself.

As such a hypocrite is a person who does not know who he is. Paul called Peter that. That’s because he was saved by Jesus yet he allowed the Law to define him.

When you do not know who you are in Christ, you are a hypocrite. That’s why you behave differently to different groups of people.

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