Jesus told his disciples, “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.” (Matthew 6:16)
The mask wasn’t cutting it in their relationship with God and it won’t with us either. That’s why Jesus says don’t bother with wearing a mask!
Jesus isn’t looking for masks. Jesus is looking for genuineness. He wants faith, love and dedication and he wants it all unfeigned – meaning no masks (1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Peter 1:22).
Masks may change how we look to some, but not to God – not even a little bit (1 Samuel 16:7).
Remember, Moses’ face didn’t shine because he wore a mask, he wore a mask because his face was shinning by the glory of God, and we’re called to let our light shine so others may see the real deal! (Matthew 5:14-16) EA
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)