“Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and preform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers.”
That’s Matthew chapter 7.
Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord did we not plan major, massive events to bring you glory, or fill our church building each weekend in your name? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you impostors!
Ok, so I edited the second one a little, but either way you read it….it’s a sad, sad day for some people. When I first read it my mind automatically went to the lost, but the truth is there are people in the church, that are regulars, that you walk by every day that don’t have a relationship with Christ. They are comfortable, and I’ve been guilty. It’s a VERY dangerous place to be. The motions are easy to master, but having that drive and desire to be near to God and walking with Him every single day takes discipline and work. It’s worth every bit of it. God doesn’t honor the motions, He honors a willing heart. You can fool people all day long, but ultimately you reap with you sew!