Jeremiah 17:5-8 (This imagery makes clear the vast difference between trusting God and trusting organized religion.)
Isaiah 65:2-5 (“Believers” who gather to each other instead of God always think they’re holier than the rest of humanity.)
John 5:44 (The flaw of the Pharisees was that they trusted in each other instead of trusting in God.)
Luke 6:22-23, 26 (Acceptance by God invariably leads to rejection by people. Jesus was the proof of this. If the world didn’t approve of Him, how will it approve of you?)
If you are familiar with the Bible, or want to hear more from it, you may want to read the companion blog: A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.