What Jesus teaches about Authenticity


Authenticity is a quality we all treasure deeply, both in ourselves and in others. Yet, in a world that often tempts us to wear masks and blend in, staying true to who we are can be a challenge. Jesus, during His time on Earth, taught us the importance of living authentically. This devotional brings you to a place of understanding and encourages you to embrace the real you.

Jesus wants us to be transparent, honest, and genuine in our walk with Him and with others. In a society overflowing with pretense, the call to authenticity is both refreshing and necessary. Let’s delve into what Jesus teaches us about living authentically and how we can apply these lessons to our everyday lives.

Bible Verse

Matthew 23:27 (NIV): “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.”


Jesus used this verse to confront the Pharisees, who were more concerned with outward appearances than the condition of their hearts. This vivid imagery of whitewashed tombs highlights the danger of living a life of hypocrisy. While they looked righteous on the outside, their inner lives were far from pure.

To be authentic means aligning our inner lives with our outer appearance. Our actions, words, and even our thoughts should reflect who we truly are in Christ. Authenticity breeds trust, and transparency strengthens relationships. Jesus calls us to be genuine, shedding the masks that may hide our true selves.

By choosing authenticity, we move closer to the heart of God. We don’t need to pretend to be perfect because His grace is sufficient for our imperfections. Jesus calls us to live earnestly, seeking a deeper connection not just with Him but with those around us, through our genuine selves.

Actions to Take

– Reflect on the areas in your life where you feel the need to wear a mask and pray for courage to be your authentic self.

– Make an effort to speak truthfully, even when it is hard or uncomfortable.

– Align your actions with your values consistently, letting your faith be the foundation of both.

– Take time to nurture your inner spiritual life through prayer, Bible study, and meditation.

– Build deeper relationships by being transparent and honest with others about your struggles and victories.

Journal Prompts

– In what areas of my life do I find it hardest to be authentic?

– How can I align my inner life more closely with my outward actions?

– What steps can I take this week to live more transparently and honestly?

– How does being authentic enhance my relationship with God and others?

– When have I benefited from someone else’s authenticity, and what did I learn from that experience?


Dear Jesus, thank You for teaching me the value of authenticity. Help me to embrace who I truly am in You and to live transparently. Give me the courage to drop my masks and be honest in my thoughts, actions, and relationships. May my life reflect Your love and truth. Amen.

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Living authentically as Jesus teaches leads to a more abundant and fulfilling life. When we align our inner selves with our outward actions, we not only strengthen our relationship with God but also build deeper, more meaningful connections with others. Thank you for joining us on this journey of understanding authenticity through Jesus’ teachings.

Continue to walk with us as we explore more valuable lessons at BGodInspired.com. Together, let’s grow in faith, love, and authenticity.

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