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

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

10 Inspirational, Motivational, Thought Provoking & Encouraging Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes & Passages about Pretending, Pretense, and Being Pretentious.

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

Bible Verses:
# 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

#7 of 10 Don’t pretend to honor God when your heart is far away from Him
Isaiah 29:13 ESV And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

Mathew 6:1, ESV Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Related: Should Christians Pray in Public?

#8 of 10 Don’t pretend you were born perfect
Remember this: As Christians, our imperfections don’t make us pretenders. We are however being pretentious and hypocritical when we pretend like we were born perfect – like we don’t have any faults, like we have never sinned, like we never stumble or make mistakes. This is not right and not pleasing to God!
See also: Bible Verses about Making Mistakes & Forgiveness

1 John 1:8-10, ESV If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Matthew 7:1-29, ESV Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. …

#9 of 10 Don’t pretend that the world is your permanent home
Romans 12:2, ESV Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

We are citizens of heaven
Philippians 3:20, ESV But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
See also: This world is not my home ; While we wait for Jesus

#10 of 10 Do not pretend that you know it all
Deuteronomy 29:29, NLT The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us…

Ecclesiastes 11:5, NIV As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Isaiah 55:8-9, ESV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
See also: Bible Verses about Questioning God ; Bible Verses When you Don’t Understand

Dear Friends ~ Instead of pretending, let us commit to always putting our trust and hope in God alone. Help us Jesus! Help us Lord! Help us Holy Spirit!
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 54:4, NIV Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Bible Verses about The Holy Spirit Helping You ; Bible Verses about God Helping Us

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