|©06/20/2001 Jim Welch
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A way that seemeth right
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There is a way that seemeth right, yet its pathway is far from the truth.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
There are those who formally worship God, but personally do not love Him nor think of Him as a Living Person.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
There are those who pray long prayers, yet never listening for even a moment to His Voice when He speaks.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
There are those who live very religious lives outwardly yet are full of turmoil and hate in their hearts.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness.
There are those who spend their whole life telling God what they want God to do, yet never once asking Him what He wants them to do.
This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
There are those who say they love God, yet recoil at defining love as warm feelings in their heart toward Him.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
There are those who praise God with their lips but not their heart.
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: