That Which Defiles
Despite his personal faults, why did David receive so much honor? He was honored because he had a heart after God. People may look at our outward appearance and spiritual deeds (praying regularly, reading the Bible each day, going to church every week, being a part of mission trips, etc.), but God looks to see the distance of our heart in relation to Him – is it close or is it far?
Favorite verse: (9) And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!