Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 6 – Lip Service

The Bleeding Blogger

God Wants Our Lips and Our Hearts

This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.
But in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’”


God looks at the intent of our hearts in our worship, not the style or simply the words we say. He doesn’t delight in a song unless our souls are present, too.

“I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give to each man according to his ways,
According to the results of his deeds.

Jeremiah 17:10

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.


It is the purity of our hearts – a righteousness which only comes through the blood of Christ and power of the Spirit – not our efforts – which leads us to God.

Every man’s way…

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