The first impression one might have…is that person would be a hypocrite. But what I mean to say is… “A double entendre.” A double entendre is a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first (more obvious) meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning is less so: often risqué or ironic. A person using a ‘double entendre’ is doing so…. on purpose. Whereas…the ‘hypocrite’ is one who more likely… is living a hypocritical lifestyle.
So…what are we doing to further our particular cause… what intention is clearly left to the viewer, listener, or attendee? What are we doing to show others that our intentions are honorable and viably worthwhile to others? Are we moving forward to achieve our goal? Are we ‘acting honorable?’ Are we ‘playing games’ or…trying, on purpose… to leave a lasting impression?
We are told in… 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 … When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known…
Are we, that would be you and me…acting childish, or acting in an adult-like manner… in our intentions? Are we treating others… as we wish to be treated?
Here’s the TEST: In whatever we do… can ‘others’ see the Image of Christ in our ‘thought, word…or deed?’