“They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.”
What do you do when you learn of counterfeit money? Do you throw away all your money? What do you do when you learn that some doctor is an impostor? Do you refuse to go to any doctor? What do you do when you learn that some lawyers are dishonest? Do you refuse ever to use a lawyer? Of course not. It is the counterfeit that proves the worth and the validity of the genuine item.
Why do people counterfeit Christianity? Counterfeit Christians prove the worth, the validity, and the reality of that which they are counterfeiting. Never let a hypocrite keep you away from the true riches of the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t be so foolish. You may say, “Well, I’m not going to church. There are hypocrites there.” May I give you some advice? It would be far better for you to spend a few days with some hypocrites than to spend eternity with all hypocrites in Hell. Don’t let a hypocrite keep you from the true riches of the Lord Jesus Christ.
End your time in prayer, thanking God for the worthiness of Jesus and the beauty of the true Gospel that redeems the worst of sinners and hypocrites.