The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
Here the Lord speaks of what He will do to these empty rule followers. He will ASTOUND them with wonder on wonder. Their wisdom will vanish; their intelligence become as nothing. God is flexing His muscle. I AM Who I AM, He says. I am not who you think I am.