Looking good doesn’t mean you are …
Yesterday, a Facebook friend posted the following picture of Dragon Castle in Schloss Drachenburg, Germany:
Beneath the photo was her comment, “Wow! Wonder what it’s like on the inside. The outside is very impressive.”
The outside of the building in the photo above is, indeed, very impressive! It captures the eye, and certainly appears to be a valuable, remarkable structure; by viewing the outside of this castle, it would be easy to assume the inside would be as spectacular.
But outward appearances can be deceptive.
And some are happy to use their outward appearance for the purpose of deceiving, because they know the internal is very different from what they express outwardly.
sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees.
Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and
the dish, but inside you are filthy — full of greed and self-indulgence! You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too,” Matthew 23:25-26.
No matter how masterful you may be at presenting an appealing outward appearance, it is who you are on the inside that ultimately matters.
What lies beneath your external appearance?