Be careful (that means to take care or be diligent) not to be guilty of the same disobedience as the Israelites! They pursued righteousness by the letter of the law, following it to the 100th power. Yet they missed the fact that God’s law was not there so that they could put God into debt! It was there to point them to belief in Christ!
Church, don’t become so busy doing “church” work that you miss simple belief in Jesus. I see it everywhere I go! And it is sad. Our “churches” are filled with people working so hard “for God” yet missing righteousness!
Let us, as Jesus told the Church at Sardis, “wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die……Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent.” (Rev. 3:1-6)