Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.
When ye come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come?
For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day; and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, said the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Son of man, these men have caused their uncleanness to come up over their heart and have established the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
1 Samuel 28:6
And Saul enquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams nor by Urim nor by prophets.
and call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he brings it with lewdness?
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; likewise, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Then the prophets shall be ashamed, and the diviners confounded; and they shall all cover their lips because they shall have no answer from God.
This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth and honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
God is a Spirit and those that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.