"Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken?" (Nehemiah 13:11). "LORD, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thine honor dwelleth" (Psalm 26:8). "Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks" (Proverbs 27:23). "This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me… They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch" (Matthew 15:8,14).
The question Nehemiah asked,
"Why is the house of God forsaken?"
Was brought to leaders who were tasked
To honor God and not be shaken.
That question should be asked as well
To those who lead His flocks these days,
So honor for our Lord may dwell
Where He inhabits grateful praise.
Beware of the hypocrisy
That comes by insincerity
In praise that cloaks pretentious lips.
O Lord, by Your examination,
Please cleanse the temple of our mind,
Contending with contamination
That plagues the blind who lead the blind.