LISTEN NOW! John and Pat discuss how there are two approaches to God; one that consists of rules and the other that is rooted in loving relationship with God. One focuses on outward performance like the Pharisees did and one focuses not so much on outward signs for men but living for God from our hearts. One emphasis is an inward conviction of the heart and the other is based upon ritualistic and ceremonial outward experiences that have a form of Godliness but completely void of God. They continue to encourage us to pursue a relationship with Jesus and to repent if we have fallen to go through the motions because we know the “right thing” to do but no inner passion or relationship with God. The only way we make it is by having a loving relationship with God from our heart since outward signs mean nothing to him without him having our hearts. Matthew 15:8 says “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” We can make the decision to love God with all of our hearts today.
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