Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My Name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Jeremiah, Chapter 7, verses 8-10.
I realize that we don’t burn incense to idols like Baal, and then go to church, acting like nothing ever happened. Do we do unethical things at work in order to climb the corporate ladder and then go to church and act like nothing ever happened? Do we flirt with people other than our spouse and then go to church acting like nothing ever happened? Do we tell white lies to get ourselves out of financial predicaments with the I.R.S. and then go to church acting like nothing ever happened? Are we rude and talk hatefully to others, even telemarketers, and then go to church acting like nothing ever happened?
It’s funny how we can waltz into church acting as if we can pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Maybe we can pull the wool over the eyes of most, but not God who sees and knows who we are and what we have failed to do.
Consider taking the time to tell God that you haven’t always behaved the way He would want. Ask Him to forgive you and give you the willingness to be a better Christian in the future. He will do it if you take the time to ask Him to.
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.
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