I thought of this again several times this month already:
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
That piece of 1 Samuel 15:23 just ain’t complicated at all: God won’t fit in a rebel heart.
Doing church things, saying church words, dressing church clothes, thinking church thoughts — none of them make room for God in a rebel heart.
But broken repentance does. Read it all