“Lip Service, That’s All It Is, Says the Lord…. Don’t Mean Doodly Squat…!”
By: Lou Yeboah
“…You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. You worship Me in vain; your teachings are but rules taught by men” [Matthew 15:8-9]. You hypocrites! I’m going to chew you up and spit you out! You profess that you love Me, but in works you deny Me, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good works reprobate. [Titus 1:16]. I am Spirit, and those who worship Me must worship Me in Spirit and Truth… Worshipping in church every Sunday, yet living a lifestyle completely different than the one you proclaim as a believer. Worship is a lifestyle. You must become living sacrifices ALL the time. Lip service, that’s all it is…don’t mean doodly squat!”
Under the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, John says clearly that it is not enough just to “talk the talk.” The true believer must also “walk the walk.” As the modern saying goes, “Talk is cheap.” It’s one thing, an easy thing, to say you love the Lord. It’s a whole other thing, and a biblical one, to be doers of His Word by keeping His commands and instructions. You must know that God knows our hearts, intentions, thoughts and motives. And that He has indicated that those who practiced hypocrisy would be sent to hell!
From my heart I encourage everyone who has read this far to determine that you will be a doer of God’s Word and not a hearer only. It’s easy just to talk about our faith and about the Lord. But God expects more than that. He expects us to obey His commands, to do the things that He says.
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be his worshipers.” [John 4:23]