Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
Many mistakenly think that God rewards good deeds, regardless of whether they have come from a deep-seated change of heart. This verse tells us that a superficial cleaning up of the outside of the house will not do; God’s purpose is nothing less than the complete renewal of our heart and mind.
Daily Reading: Isaiah 2