First of all: A heart right with God is above in importance in all things!
- A heart in fellowship with God is more than all the burnt offerings
- A heart worship is better than Sabbath observance
- A heart right with God is better than study and knowledge
- A heart right with God is more important than the gifts of the ministry
- A heart right with God is more important than strong faith
Secondly: Religious form without heart is an abomination to God, God despises it!
- Isaiah 66:2-3
- I Corinthians 13:1-3
Thirdly: An outward form of worship and religion is a lot easier than heart worship!
- Isaiah 29:13
- Matthew 15:8
- Mark 7:6
- Ezekiel 33:31
- Hebrews 3:12
Fourthly: It’s easier to preach grace than to produce grace and it’s easier to preach a sovereign God than to trust a sovereign God!
- Matthew 7:22-23
How is a right heart received?
- By the grace of God (Ezekiel 36, Psalm 51)
- By the merits and righteousness of Jesus Christ! (Galatians 2:20)
- By the Spirit of God (Romans 8:9)
- By taking up your abode at the cross and living there