“My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice. When all this comes true—and it surely will—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.” (Ezekiel 33:31–33, NIV 1984).
My Musings – They say (whoever “they” are), that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It’s kind of like sending the same people back to Washington every two years and expecting things to get better. But I digress.
How long will people continue to express devotion with their mouths instead of their hearts? To continue to hear God’s Word, but not put them into practice? To sit and listen, but not believe?
All that was prophesied about His first coming came true, just as it was foretold. Why would we not expect that everything prophesied about His second coming will not come true? “It surely will.” When it does, “they will know that [the Son of Man had] been among them” the first time. But it will be too late.
My Advice – Many things are now unfolding before our very eyes that are consistent with the prophesies of His return. The “beginning of birth pains.” It is time for people to no longer do “as they usually do,” for these are most unusual times. Now is the day of salvation, because the King is coming (again).