The next time someone tells you that religion is a personal thing and that you should keep it to yourself, think of this verse, Isaiah 58:1, because “religion” is empty hypocrisy and should be kept to oneself. But God has opened the door of everlasting life through the gospel, and that message should be shouted from the housetops. Lift up your voice like a trumpet, and use God’s Law as Jesus did, to show this people their transgressions.
However, when you obey this verse, the ungodly will reprove you. They may tell you to instead speak about God’s love, accuse you of being self-righteous, tell you to “judge not lest you be judged,” and even insist that Jesus didn’t talk about sin.
“Religion is hanging around the cross. Christianity is hanging on the cross.” Stephen Hill
Isaiah 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.