#4013 – Lips And Heart

Good morning people who speak words of worship and live a life of worship

Matthew 2:7-8 NKJV Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

True worship of Jesus is not from our lips but from our heart.

This scripture about Herod gives us a clear example that we can say the right thing but still have a heart that is far away from God.

Sure, Herod said this with false intentions – he never intended to worship Jesus – but it still highlights the truth that there can be an incongruence between what comes out of our lips and what is in our heart.

The prophet Isaiah says it this way:

Isaiah 29:13 NIV The Lord says: “These people come near to Me with their mouth and honour Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”

What we speak is important:

Proverbs 18:21 NKJV Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

But the power and reality of our worship is when there is harmony between what we speak and what’s in our heart.

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