Last night, my husband and I spent a few minutes with the kids playing one of our favorite games. We all sat down in the living room floor and played UNO. We dealt the cards and began playing. The game is pretty simple to play so it works for a wide range of ages. One just has to match either the color or the number of a card to play it on the discard pile. When we play sometimes it goes pretty fast. Someone will play a green 2. The next person will play a green 5. The next person will play a red 5. If the following person isn't paying attention, in their haste they will try to play a green card, like a green 7. The problem is that the color has been changed to red. The card doesn't match. We all get a good laugh and the person has to pick their green card back up.
Do you play green 7's to cover up red 5's?
Psalm 28:3 "Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts."
David said one of the characteristics of a wicked person is that their words don't match their hearts. They say kind things to their neighbor's face, but in their heart they have a secret and selfish agenda. They have wicked motives. They are workers of iniquity. They cover their wicked "red 5" heart with pleasant "green 7" words.
Is that how we want to be? Do we want to imitate the character of workers of iniquity? The solution is to let your words match your heart and your heart match your words, let it all match the mind and heart of Christ. Be real. Be genuine. Don't speak kindly to someone while harboring ill will, bad feelings, or selfish motives toward them. In God's UNO game, He doesn't want you to take up the green 7. He wants you to get rid of the red 5 you are trying to cover up.