this verse has popped up in front me 3 times in the last three days…maybe God's trying to tell me something! Ever had that happen? Some obscure verse you haven't thought of in awhile or never, and then BAM, there it is everywhere you turn!
'These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are but rules taught by men. (Isa 29:13, Matt 15:8-9, Mark 7:7)
In each case the people were just going through the motions, religion had become routine instead of real and they neglected to give God their love and devotion.
Are we just going through the motions and "doing church?"