30 “As for you, son of man, your countrymen are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the LORD.’ 31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. 32 Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.
As a pastor, I can relate to this passage. Of course, we all can relate to both sides of it. You can certainly recount a time when you heard a message and knew it was true, but failed to put it into practice. The important thing to note here is that we can learn from mistakes of the past. When you hear a message and God is speaking to you, put it into practice. If you don’t, then you might as well have been at a concert or a movie. Let God’s Word sink in and change you today.