Change Internally

Which is harder; making an external demonstration or changing internally? For nearly all of us changing internally is much more difficult. But GOD demands hard things from us. GOD gave these words to the prophet Joel…

Joel 2:13 “And tear your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God:”…

External demonstrations only impress people, they cannot see our hearts. Only GOD sees our hearts. The “tearing of garments” was to show others how upset you are over something, “religious emotion” that is easily shown. In the context of Joel, it was their sins against GOD. But GOD doesn’t want an external show because He knows they are for show and often hypocritical. The truest test is a change of heart that causes a change of direction away from the world and toward GOD. Praying we make the hard choice of turning our hearts and not taking the easy way out by showing off for others. Mike