Summary: A challenge to believers to get honest and real with God, surrendering to Him and growing into who He made us to be.
Job.38:3 - Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
Is.29:13, Jer.12:2, Mt.15:8, Mk.7:6 - These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
1 Jn.3:18 - Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Is.57:11 - Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have been false to me, and have neither remembered me nor pondered this in your hearts?
Rev.3:15-16 - I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm - neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Jer.7:13 - While you were doing all these things, declares the LORD, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.
Ex.20:3 - You shall have no other gods before me.
Ps.115:3-8 - Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. But their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but they cannot smell; they have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but they cannot walk; nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
1 Cor.10:14 - Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
LORDSHIP - Phil.2:9-11 - Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Gen.32 - Jacob wrestles with God.
1 Peter 4:17 - For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God.
Thankfully - Lamentations 3:22-23 - Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
2 Tim.2:13 - If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
Rev.3:19 - Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
1 Jn.1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Ps.103:12 - as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Heb.2:1 - We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
Jer.4:3-4 - Break up your unplowed ground and do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts...
Ez.36:26 - I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Mk.12:30 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Ps.34:8 - Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Ps.63:3 - Your steadfast love is better than life.
Jer.30:21 - ...who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?...
Ps.119:58 - I have sought your face with all my heart.
Heb.10:22 - let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith...
James 4:8 - Come near to God and He will come near to you.
Phil.3:7 - But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him...