Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isaiah 29:13 KJV)
In today’s shared verse I can’t help but to think about how people in society have come to the point that they speak praises to The Lord but yet do not really know Him. According to this scripture The Lord even says that people worship Him by what man believe or by the rules of worship according to man. God is love and love is all about the heart so, how can you truly worship The Lord without feeling love for Him in your heart and soul? You have to feel what you speak. You can’t just speak this or speak that when it comes to worshipping The Lord because it’s the routine or what is told that you should do. It’s about feeling. Praises means nothing if it’s about a show for man. I understand there’s a lot of people out there who don’t know The Lord. Not from a lack of trying to know the Lord but from the lack of being involved in a good Bible-based church, the lack of strong mature Christians in their lives and the inability to get away from self. See what people fail to realizes self can keep you from getting to know the Lord in truth and in spirit and a lack of mature Christians in your life makes it hard to know how to get away from self. I can’t quite understand why for some reason people believe that church is not important, which is wrong. I believe in order for you to grow and mature and truly know the Lord you have to have a good Bible teaching church to help you with your walk with the Lord. If you are uprooted with the word of the living God you can get through life and all the obstacles it brings in a spiritual fashion, not the traditional fashion of figuring it out on your own.
This message is not to judge people, to talk about people or to point fingers at people. It’s just I truly believe that society as a whole has taken the whole “we are free to do what what want when we want to” to the point that even changing and tweaking the idea of worship is okay. I’m sadden that in 2014 we are still living in a society where God is not first because people have no idea how to find him. A lot of things are misconstrued to make people feel that they are not worthy of God’s love, when in fact if we look at all of our lives none of us are worthy of his love but he loves us anyhow. I think a lot of the problem with people’s lack of worship is because the true meaning of worship is not conveyed correctly, also in churches people have made things a routine instead of a spiritual experience and last but not least the overall morale of human beings is to honor self and forget others.
One of my biggest prayers for 2014 is that we as a society get back to what church is about, remembering that it’s a home for the lost, a hospital for the sick, a place where we all should feel welcome, a place where we should all be able to fellowship and most importantly worship the Lord together as one. I hope you all have a wonderful blessed day, stay encouraged, know that God loves you and keep God first in your life! Be blessed brothers and sisters in Christ! 😘