Ezekiel 33:30-33 (NLT)
30 �Son of man, your people talk about you in their houses and whisper about you at the doors. They say to each other, �Come on, let�s go hear the prophet tell us what the Lord is saying!� 31 So my people come pretending to be sincere and sit before you. They listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. Their mouths are full of lustful words, and their hearts seek only after money. 32 You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don�t act on it! 33 But when all these terrible things happen to them�as they certainly will�then they will know a prophet has been among them.�

These words were spoken to Israelites held captive in Babylon. These people were a testament to God�s grace and sparing mercy. Yet they had not fully given themselves to the Lord. These verses are rebukes to help them understand they were only pretending to follow religious ways, because they were not sincere about living out God�s desire for their lives. They were reminded that one day something terrible would happen and then they would recall the words of the prophet who spoke for God.

Police investigators will often sift through trash of a suspect trying to determine their actions. They will open up their bank accounts and look where money has been spent. They will examine the suspects� actions to see what type of life they are living. What if God opened up your trash; what would he find? What would God think about where you have been spending your money? Are you letting the words of God entertain you or are you serious about what he desires for your life? Don�t just listen to God�s words, act upon them so that good fruit will be produced in your life. Don�t wait until sometime terrible happens to ask yourself, �Where is God?�