"These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach manmade ideas as commands from God." ~ Matthew 15:8-9, NLT
Ask almost anyone and they will talk as if they know all about the Father and Me. But a very different story is told by the way they lead their lives. They value their own ideas and traditions more than they value God's commands. I want you to be aware that even though people may worship the Father and Me with their lips, their hearts may be far from Us. I don't want you to be misled by those who say they know Me but do not. It's their behaviour that reveals whether or not they truly know Me. People's behaviour expresses the true beliefs of their hearts. If they say they believe in Me yet live contrary to My commands and teachings, they don't believe in their hearts. People who believe in Me in their hearts follow Me by doing what I say. Such people will not be sinless, but the direction of their lives will be the same as Mine. They will have a growing hunger to know the Father and Me more intimately. They will hunger and thirst for My words and My righteousness. That is how you can recognize the beliefs of their hearts.
"Why do you call Me, "Lord, Lord", and do not do what I say?" ~ Luke 6:46, NASB