The other day I saw a T-shirt with the slogan “Let’s Be Real” on one side, and “Let’s Get Real” on the other. It reminded me of the danger of pretending we are real believers, when in fact we are not. The Bible calls this hypocrisy, and, when on earth, the Lord on more than one occasion exposed those who were mere professors or pretenders. He said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” (Matthew 23:27-28). Yes, we can fool a lot of people into thinking we are real, but we cannot fool the One who looks deep into our heart and soul.
However, thankfully, there is a way to “get real.” It is by being saved and having our sins put away by the blood of Christ. The call is, “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22). The promise is, “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17).