Matthew 15:8 These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Heart checkup! Are you in need of one?
In Matthew 7:21 Jesus declares these words; "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Why do you think that Jesus said “all who call upon Him will not enter the kingdom of heaven”? Our answer is given in our text on today. It’s a matter of the heart.
Many are not crying out to the Lord for salvation. No, they are crying out to be delivered from their painful circumstances in life.
Yes, true salvation is a matter of the heart, a transformed mind. Faith without works is dead and definitely actions speaks louder than words. Our talk and our walk MUST line up with one another.
Our hearts are revealed through so many ways. Our words, our actions and our behavior towards God and our fellowman are just a few of them.
In a lot of places that we go on a daily basis we often hear people saying “God bless you, praise the Lord, thank you Lord, God is good, etc.” , but to be honest, with so many of them these are just words spoken from the lips of those that have a form of godliness but lack the power. They believe that lip service will do where God is concerned and it makes them looks religious and fit in, but scripture declares that the Lord weighs the heart of man.
Many enter the Lord’s house for worship and sing songs, bow their heads for prayers and hear the conviction of the Gospel message, yet their hearts are never changed for they are ok with going through religious practices.
Are you in need of a heart check up? Jesus is the only one that can help you. Are you willing to cry out to Him today in faith knowing that He will do just that for you?
Lip service and a distant heart? Does this describe you on today? If so, God is calling you to repent and get it right with Him. Time is winding up and life is short.
John 12:48 - But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. What kind of fruit is hanging from your tree?
Living a life of traditions and not willing to seek the truth of God’s Word and how to apply it to your life is a very dangerous state to be in spiritually. The law can’t save you! Keeping them and trying to live by them is vain worship.
Today, God is seeking true worshipers! Those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
If you are not living your life in service to the Lord in spirit and in truth you are definitely in need of a heart checkup!
Deceit only hurts us in the end. We can’t fool God for He knows and sees all things. Remember, God measures the heart of man according to His standard (Word) and everyone who cries Lord, Lord will not enter in.
What is the condition of your heart where God is concerned? Ponder this question on today and if change is needed, seek God immediately through a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ.
No more lip service! It’s time for a TRUE change of heart where God is concerned! Yes, it is time to consider our ways!
In need of a heart checkup on today! Call upon the Lord for He promises to hear the cry of a pentinent heart.