But the message God tells Jeremiah to deliver is not one of encouragement. Rather, it is a strong rebuke. Even though they showed up in God’s house, they were not worshiping God in the manner that He required. They were doing it on their terms, not His.
There is a lesson there for us. Showing up at a building once or twice a week is not what God requires of us. He wants our hearts. He wants our surrender. Our surrender on His terms. He wants us to follow Him as God, not to get what we can from the relationship but because He is God.
Just showing up is not enough. In this case Woody got it wrong.