Jesus, during his time here spoke these words which echo in our preset time, saying: “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:8–9).
James, the brother of Jesus very distinctly shed light on this fact when he said: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).
We must not pay ‘lip service’ to God in the form of religious doctrines but, must let every word of God be engrafted into our hearts because Jesus also says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:17, 21-22).