Matt. 15:8, These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
IT IS ONE THING TO SAY YOU HONOR AND LOVE GOD, BUT OUR LIVES LIVE WHAT OUR HEARTS REALLY BELIEVE.
People always tell me they love God but they have no interest in obeying Him.
How can you LOVE someone but then WILLINGLY know you are hurting them?
I am not talking about being foolish and stupid (Heb 12:1), but I am talking about willfully and even planning sin and then saying that you honor God.
WHAT IS HONOR?
It is respect with our lips, but our actions must follow. It cannot be just our lips without our actions because that is the verse Matt. 15:8. It cannot be works with no lips because then it is working our way to earn approval. OUR HEARTS DECLARE OUR LOVE AND OUR ACTIONS SHOW OUR HONOR AND RESPECT FOR OUR FATHER.
We ALL have ISSUES that we are working through, but let’s take inventory of our lips versus our walks and see where we are lacking.
LET’S GET OUR WALK TO MATCH OUR LIPS!
There is an old hymn by James E. Orr that says this:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart today,
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray;
See if there be some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free.”
SEARCH US AND REVEAL TO US WHERE OUR LIPS AND WALKS DO NOT MATCH!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy