"The Lord says: `These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men"' (Isa. 29:13).
Note: wow.
I could never do the kinds of things they did. But
Note: great examples of flawed Biblical figures
For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. -Philippians 3:18-21
Note: our citizenship is in heaven.
The average Christian in the United States spends ten minutes per day with God; meanwhile, the average American spends over four hours a day watching television."
Note: this is huge!