God Is Not Tricked By External Religion
“We have fasted…, …‘Why don’t you hear our prayers? …I’ll tell you why! Because you are living in evil …while you are fasting…’” (Isa 58:3, TLB). “…These people say they are mine but they do not obey me, and since their worship amounts to mere words learned by rote; …I will take… vengeance on these hypocrites and make their wisest counselors as fools” (Isa 29:13-14, TLB). “These people say they honor me, but their hearts are far away” (Matt 15:8, TLB). “‘…These people speak very prettily about the Lord, but they have no love for Him at all. Their worship is a farce—comic play—for they claim that God commands the people to obey their petty rules.’ How right Isaiah was” (Mark 7:6, TLB)! “They will go to church, …but they won’t… believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that” (2 Tim 3:5, TLB).
Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.