“Every appearance of hypocrisy, does not prove the person who manifests it to be a hypocrite. You should carefully distinguish between the appearance and the predominance of hypocricy. There are remains of deceitfulness in the best hearts; this was examplified in David and Peter; but the prevailing frame of their hearts being upright, they were not denominated hypocrites for their conduct.”
– John Flavel
HT: Hail and Fire
“for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.” (1 John 3:20)
I like that…”the prevailing frame of their hearts being upright.” Gr8 words.