Vain Worship

Matthew 15:8-9  

“These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”

Listen to the "Verse by Verse" episode covering this scripture.

As we have noted this week on the Daily Bible Verse Blog, God warns us not to try to worship Him according to our own ideas or according to nonbiblical practices. He tells us clearly how He wants to be worshipped in His revealed Word, the Holy Bible.

The commandments of men include the human reasoning of the religious leaders seeking to get around God’s clear commands (see verses 3-6 ). But by extension this concept also covers any humanly devised teachings not based on the Bible.

Seek to worship God according to His 10 Commandments. See “The 10 Commandments for Today.”

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