Isa 29:13 The Lord says… Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.
Religion; A complex of methods or rules governing behaviour in regards to the relationship and worship of God in an effort to please Him.
Religion is also based upon the fear of arousing God’s displeasure. Isaiah here says that this fear “is taught by the rules of men.”
Religion is trying to be someone you’re not.
Religion is law trying to become life. Life is life they won’t flow together.
Religion is YOU doing your thing which stops Jesus doing HIS thing in you.
Religion is trying to give everything up to be like Jesus while at the same time knowing He gave up everything to be like you.