Our culture has developed a great ability to act one way, yet at the core they are something else.
We refer to this as hypocrisy. While true, we also need to understand it has become accepted and normal.
We must guard against such when we look at spiritual leadership. How many times in the past has the core of a religious leader been exposed in sinful activity?
Godly leaders need to be characterized by a core that walks with integrity, works righteousness, and speaks truth in the heart (Ps. 15:2).
Here is where we begin to develop the opportunity for our greatest influence.