In Mark 7 Jesus challenged the Pharisees about their empty rituals and pointless religion. We can do all the right things and say all the right things, and those things are good. But Jesus is asking us to check our motives.
Often we go through the motions of faith, but our hearts aren’t in it. It ends up being lip service only. We can’t just do things to earn browny points with God because that’s not what faith is about. And there are no brownie points anyway. God wants our hearts first and foremost, not the things we do.
Ask yourself: “What am I doing that is just lip service to God?” “How can I change my heart so I am truly loving God and those around me as I practice my faith?”
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