Are We Going Through The Motions?

Think about what Isaiah said; “You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance…”. Israel was demonstrating penance but, they didn’t mean it.  They were just going through the motions.  They were going through all the ritual of worship but it meant nothing.  

If we aren’t careful, we can do the same.  We can go to church, attend Bible study, give and sing but it’s not from our heart.  It’s a ritual.  

We need to evaluate our hearts and ask ourselves if we are going through the motions?  

The fact is, our hearts should be filled with love and adoration for God.  And that should prevent us from just going through the motions.  Some of us may attend worship weekly… we read our Bibles… we give… but is it making any difference in our lives?  If not, we may be going through the motions.  

Today, spend some time with God in prayer.  Do some soul-searching.  Are you going through the motions?  God told Israel, “You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance.”  Let’s make sure we aren’t doing the same.  

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