Thanks to Kim for the awesome reminder from the Word of God!
“He replied, ‘Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.'” Mark 7: 6
The above was one of the verses used at our church this past Sunday! What powerful words, “these people HONOR ME with their lips, but their HEARTS are FAR FROM ME!”
How often do we Praise and Worship God when it fits into what we need? We Honor Him with our lips, but our hearts are far from what He stands for!!
Do we believe the WHOLE Bible? Or just the parts we think will provide Peace, Hope and Salvation? Do we DISMISS part of the Bible, so that living in our enviroment is easier and helps us get along with everyone? We either are FOR the ENTIRE WORD or we are AGAINST IT! We can’t pick and choose what is easier for us! ALL of God’s Word either stands for itself or it falls! What do you believe?
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold not hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold- I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3: 15-16
Father God, there are so many issues that are in our face (accepting evolution, some churches endorsing practicing homosexuals, what marriage means, what we think our rights are, …..the list goes on and on), help us to KNOW what the TRUTH is and to STAND UP FOR IT!!! May our lips represent what our hearts know and feel!