“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter." Matt 7:21
Nearing the end of his famous sermon on the mount, Jesus issues a warning to both believers and non believers. To the believers he says to beware of false prophets who come in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves, Matt 7:15. Though they may appear to be people of God, their true identity can be determined by their activities and habits.
To those who are simply pretending to serve the Almighty, Jesus also says that they will come to him attempting to make their case, claiming that they have done many righteous things in his name. He who is a discerner of the heart will send them away, labeling them as evil doers.
Beloved, their are two who know the true heart and mind: oneself and Jesus. Despite whatever facade we present or image we attempt to maintain, the truth is known and it is that truth that will determine our eternity. Let us not be so quick to identify disguised wolves outside of ourselves. We need to begin in the mirror and never walk too far away from it.
Jesus has said that a simple claim, in and of itself, will not do. It is not enough to talk the talk, but it is everything to walk the walk.
Loving Like Jesus,