Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Loving the Whole Christian Thing, But Not Living It

The prophet's words are disturbing.

30 As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, ‘Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the LORD.’ 31 So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. 32 Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. (Ezekiel 33:30-32 NKJV)

Father, there are times when this is true of me. O, forgive me and cleanse me from this wickedness. Rein in my heart, and reign in my heart.


Jeff Elliott said...

This can be a very humbling verse for a preacher as well. Wouldn't we love to have our people say, "come and hear the word of the Lord."? So they do and they admire they music and the delivery and the sound of the words and the challenge for their soul. Then they get up, they go home, and in a few hours have absolutely no idea what they are supposed to do about it.

Kent S said...

Yeah, we want them to love the preaching of the Word because they want to make sure they are in line with the Word.