Have you ever visited a home that has covers on all the living room furniture. Maybe your home is like that. Sometimes you never know about it because they take them off for your visit. One of the purposes of the coverings is to protect the furniture. That is a legitimate reason to cover something. Another legitimate reason is to make old furniture look presentable because you can’t afford anything better. A beautiful tablecloth can make an old laminated kitchen table look elegant. Too often the cover is to conceal the truth and deceive.
We can do this in our lives. We can take the decayed morals we live every day and dress them up for Sunday or for a family dinner. We can live one way publically and another way when only God knows we are being deceptive. Jesus gave an example of this kind of behavior.
(Mark 7:11 KJV) But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.Here a man who is responsible for caring for his aged parents is instead putting it into the building fund at church. Perhaps it could be a father ignoring the needs of his children. God is not amused. Think of a hotel that covers their bedbugs with expensive linens. It doesn’t help.
So? You can fool people. You cannot fool God. Ultimately you cannot fool your own heart. I need to think about what I am covering up in my life.