Day 80: Religious Performance

Day 80: Religious Performance
March 21, 2014 Neil Kennedy

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Proverbs 21:3

Clean living before God and justice with our neighbors mean far more to God than religious performance.

Principle

You won’t impress God with religious performance.

During the days of Jesus, the religious men of the day were divided primarily into two groups – Pharisees and Sadducees – each with their political, social, and spiritual emphasis. One thing is for sure about these guys – they performed religious duties. The name, Pharisee, means, “set apart.” The name, Sadducee, means, “to be right, just.”

As good as their outward appearances reflected their religion, they could not facade the deadness of their faith. Jesus exclaimed about them, “Watch out!” Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Matthew 16:6)

One of the real dangers of pursuing to be “men of God” is creating a system of performance rather than changing our hearts before God. A lot of efforts toward reaching men have been performance based – completing studies, make personal sacrifices, and become sanctified-saints. These efforts fail because they do not change the heart of man.

FivestarMan communicates to the five purposes that reside within the heart of man – when a man gains understanding of these purposes, his life becomes a passionate pursuit of authentic manhood.

Remember:

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