Hear the word of God

“They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” Mark 7:7-8

These verses serve as a timeless reminder for us today. It’s easy to get caught up in religious rituals, traditions, or outward appearances without genuinely seeking a relationship with God. Jesus calls us to focus on the heart of worship, where our faith is rooted in a deep love for God and a desire to follow His will.

As we reflect on these verses, let us examine our own lives and ensure that we are not merely going through the motions of religious practices. Instead, let us seek to cultivate a heart of devotion, humility, and obedience to God’s commands. True worship is a daily surrender of our lives to God, living in accordance with His teachings, and showing love and compassion to others.

May these verses inspire us to pursue an authentic relationship with God, where our worship is not just in words but demonstrated through our actions and the love we extend to others. Let us hold fast to God’s commands, always seeking to honor and glorify Him in everything we do.


Hearing the word of God involves more than just listening; it also requires applying the teachings in daily life. Integrating the lessons into actions and decisions brings the scriptures to life.


As we hear and study the word of God, may we open our hearts to receive its wisdom and guidance. The word of God is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105), leading us to walk in righteousness and love. Let us meditate on His word day and night (Psalm 1:2) and seek to live out its teachings, allowing it to transform us into vessels of His grace and instruments of His peace.