God is in no way concerned with our lip service as He is with our heart. There is no sense in loving God with our lips when our hearts are absent. We are often in a very good and peaceful place with God until He asks us to do something, that’s when everything changes. We cannot call upon Him while being blatantly disobedient to Him. We have a command to obey and that obedience applies to every part of our lives.
We do not have the choice of choosing what aspect of our lives we give over to God in obedience because every part of us is His. We do not belong to ourselves, therefore we ought to give everything over to Him because we cannot serve Him while serving ourselves. We cannot compromise our relationship with the Lord because of our fleshly desires. We ought to put Him above everything and everyone. We must obey His every word and command. We cannot obey Him only when it is convenient for us. Let us make a conscious decision to obey our Lord irrespective of our emotions.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”