During our worship service this morning, I preached from Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 on the “Futility of Religion.” My point (and Solomon’s point) is not that we shouldn’t do religious things. Rather, we can’t trust in our religion to save us from our sins and make us right with God. Going through the religious motions can create a very dangerous false sense of assurance, while leading one straight to hell.
By all means, respond to God in faith and obedience, and do religious things (daily time in God’s Word, continual prayer, active church involvement, gospel witnessing, etc.), but please realize that the Good News is not about what you do but rather about who you are because of what Christ has done.