The Message – #29
Do your actions and your desires match? Isaiah knew that they didn’t for the people. Read Isaiah chapter 29 amd focus on verse 13.
Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,
Isaiah 29:13 NASB
The people were saying all the right things and doing all the right things, but their hearts were not on the same page. They didn’t believe what they were saying or doing.
Do our words and actions match up? Do our hearts match our words and actions? We must be careful because God knows our hearts. He knows what we truly desire and how we truly desire to do it. If we are just giving lip service to God, He knows it. If we are acting out of a sense of duty and not devotion, He knows.
What is in your heart? Be honest with yourself because God already knows. The great thing is that He loves us and stands ready to forgive us and help us start again.