Have you ever witnessed duplicity? You know when a person acts differently depending on his surrounding. Or when they change opinions solely because some one else changes their viewpoint. The chameleon comes out. This can usually be attributed to trying to hard to please others.
Acting this way is considered hypocritical and creates serious concern about our integrity. Our relationships at work and home lose stability and eventually the trust factor dissipates. All because we are worried about pleasing others.
James 1:8 states, a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
Webster's dictionary defines Duplicity:contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action;especially : the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action
I contend most of us know duplicity hurts our character, then why does it exist? Why do we fall into the trap?
The Biblical answer is found in Romans 7:7-25. Our spirit is at war with our flesh. Causing us to act in ways we know are wrong, yet we cant seem to stop it.
Be bold and stand up tall for what you believe in. When you feel squeezed, remember God holds the answer. Pray for wisdom and don't back down from what is right.
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