And so the Lord says,“ These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man made rules learned by rote.
So my people come pretending to be sincere and sit before you. They listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. Their mouths are full of lustful words, and their hearts seek only after money.
You have planted them, and they have taken root and prospered. Your name is on their lips, but you are far from their hearts.
You can have no part in this, for your heart is not right with God.
Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.
O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.
1 Peter 3 10
For the Scriptures say,“ If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.
As they approached, Jesus said,“ Now here is a genuine son of Israel— a man of complete integrity.”