Going to hell in a more devout manner!
(Thomas Watson, "The Upright Man's Character")
"You desire truth in the inward parts." Psalm 51:6
Sincerity is of utmost importance to a Christian. It is the sauce which seasons piety and makes it savory. Sincerity is the jewel that God is most delighted with.
To speak plainly — all our pompous show of holiness, without this soul of sincerity to enliven it — is but 'pious folly'. It is but going to hell in a more devout manner than others!
"My son, give Me your heart." Proverbs 23:26. If the heart is for God, then our tears, our alms — all are for God.
A godly man does not have two hearts — a heart for God, and a heart for sin.
God loves a broken heart, not a divided heart.