There was a time in my life when I thought going to church every week was all that mattered. If I read my Bible everyday and listened to a Christian radio station, I was good with God. I had no idea my life was totally messed up and I was headed for a disaster.
I had good intentions and wasn’t completely aware that I was just going through the motions. In some ways, my worship was genuine, but my heart had grown cold and I was disappointed about how my life had turned out. I guess you could say I was backslidden. I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to, but I still expected God to bless me.
There is one thing I can say for sure about twisted religion, it feels like you are still in fellowship with God, you don’t know until it is too late that your effort is wasted and God is going to let you reap what you have sown.
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6)