Matthew 15:7-8 - Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
And now, Admonition.
In Matthew chapter 15 and in verse seven Jesus says of the Pharisees, Well, did Isaiah prophesy of you saying, these people draw near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Isaiah said about those in his day that they were willing to speak words that sounded like they honored God. They were willing to say things and do things that looked like they honored God. But in actuality, their heart was something entirely different. Jesus calls this type of person a hypocrite. We don't want to be considered, by God, as hypocrites. And here's something that we need to remember: God knows our hearts. Are you living the life of a hypocrite today? I hope not. But if you are, I hope you'll change today.