Genuine is a synonym of authenticity. Genuine can be defined as free from pretense, affectation or hypocrisy; sincere. As I ponder what that looks like in my life the words “free from pretense” stands out to me.
Living free from pretense is literally without the need to pretend. I don’t need to pretend I am something I am not, I don’t have to pretend at all about anything. Read the following scriptures and see what they say about living without pretense.
Read: ; Matthew 15:12-14; Galatians 2:11-14
Notice in these passages what happens when we don’t live from a place of authenticity. What do you see? When you lose sight of who you truly are, what might happen as a result? How far will ripples of pretense go?
Interesting Scripture choices…as many times as I have read the Bible these struck me in a new way today…Thanks!
You are welcome! I’m glad you were challenged in a new way by something familiar!