13Therefore the Lord said: “These people draw near to Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is but rules taught by men.14Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of the wise will vanish, and the intelligence of the intelligent will be hidden.”… Isa 29:13-14
7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you: 8‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. 9They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’ ”… Matthew 15:7-9
Many people think that serving God is to God’s benefit. The Truth is God, gains nothing from us rather we gain everything when we turn to Him. The bible says to “So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God. Joshua 23:11”
How do you know if you are a God user or a God-lover?
God users tend to use the name of God to further their agenda
God lovers rather let themselves be used by God. “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength”…Mark 12:30
God users love their sins and cradle them…God lovers hate sin and run from sin “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” Proverbs 28:13
God users are no different from the rest of the crowd in dressing and everything.
God lovers are separate from the world… “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age, Titus 2:12
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16
A God user will be everything to everyone and nothing of note to God
A God-lover will have God as their everything” Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4
A God User will be a church goer and religious person but the God lover will be a worshipper and servant of the the Lord