“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” This charge that Jesus made was true of many in Israel; they were religious but not faithful. This charge would be true of many today! Mankind is great at worshiping, but when they are called upon to change their hearts & lives to conform to the God they worship, not so much! The Jews in Jesus’ day found comfort and security in following a system – where they were judged not by their heart, but how well they followed the system. God has laid out how we are to respond to Him & if we love Him we will strive to conform to His will, but if our hearts are not being molded into His nature … it is all in vain! What do you think?