13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor
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.14 Therefore once more I
will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise
will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish. ”15 Woe to those
who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their
work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?” 16 You turn
things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!
Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make
me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?
1.The words in verse 13 are power. Each of us has sat in church with
our mind far from God or prayed a familiar prayer with our lips
and not our heart. Familiarity is important, but it can also lead to
boredom or, worse, contempt.
2.Worship means to pay honour to God or to show great love and
devotion. Has your worship routine grown stagnant? How can
you refresh it and make it meaningful and truthful? You may begin
by praying that each time you worship, you would experience and
know God in a new way.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.