Bible Verses about Pretending, Pretense, & Being Pretentious ~ Scriptures & Quotes to chew on

Bible Verses about Pretending, Pretense, & Being Pretentious ~ Scriptures & Quotes to chew on.

Key Verse ~ No more pretending; No more lying!
Ephesians 4:25, MSG … no more lies, no more pretense.

Join us as we explore 10 sets of Powerfully Inspiring, Thought Provoking & Encouraging Words, Bible Verses, Quotes & Scriptures about Pretending, Pretense, and Being Pretentious.

# 1 of 10 Don’t pretend to love others, really love them.
Romans 12:9-12, NLT Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
See also: Love is not optional

#2 of 10 Don’t pretend to be a good friend but go around spreading gossip
Proverbs 16:28, ESV A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
If you have some constructive advice to offer, do so in love, directly to your friend. Please resist the temptation to go around telling others negative things about your friend. Think about it, Pray about it, and Speak to them as God leads – Good friends speak the truth in love.
Ephesians 4:15, NLT … we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ… See also: Gossip kills

#3 of 10 Don’t pretend to love your family while you don’t try your best to be patient with them, provide for them, and forgive them when they wrong you. Charity begins at home.
1 Timothy 5:8, ESV But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Ephesians 4:2-3, NLT Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. See also: Bible Verses about Priorities

#4 of 10 Don’t pretend to love Jesus while you don’t love others
Luke 6:46, ES Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
John 15:12, ESV This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. See also: God needs our love

#5 of 10 Don’t pretend to put God first when you’re putting money first
Matthew 6:24, ESV No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. See also: Bible Verses about Living for God

#6 of 10 Don’t pretend all is well when you don’t control your tongue
James 1:26 ESV If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
See also: Bible Verses about Guarding your tongue

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