|Isaiah 29:12-14 |
12 And the book is also delivered to one who is not learned, saying, "Read this, I pray you" and he says, "I am not learned."
13 Therefore the Lord says, "Since this people draws near me with their mouth and honors me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, and their reverence and fear toward me are taught by the precept of men;
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their intelligent men shall be hidden."3
3 Although the Jews could not rightly read the book of the law and the prophets, it being sealed up; yet they then and now draw near to the Lord with their lips, and their mouths do honor him, but have removed their hearts far from him: therefore the Lord said, ‘behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of the wise men shall perish, and the understanding of your intelligent men shall be hidden.’ Is this not still the case among the Jews, concerning the Messiah, regarding the sign, that a virgin should have a son? And so does Christendom today talk very loudly about their love of God, as they approve of and embrace sin whole-heartedly. It is not what you say you are, but what you do that makes you a Christian or not; from the Word of the Lord within: "remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master."