[A leader] “should be what he is calling others to be.” (John Piper, author)

“Do as I say, not as I do” is the old saw that parents are often accused of. And it is true that a mom or dad may honestly have to acknowledge that their own behavior isn’t what they want their children to emulate. What’s equally disturbing is the hypocrisy of some who preach one thing but live another. Such deceit is shameful because of naïve followers who are deceived.

So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech (1 Peter 2:1).