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.

Joel 2:13

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