While I’m a little behind in my 5 Day Bible Reading Program, I continue plugging away. This morning, I came across these verses in the Book of Amos:
21 “I hate all your show and pretense—Amos 5:21-24 (NLT)
the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.
22 I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings.
I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings.
23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice,
an endless river of righteous living.
Or as another translation puts verse 21:
I hate, I despise, your feasts!Amos 5:21 (CSB)
I can’t stand the stench
of your solemn assemblies.
Got me thinking about how we can come to a point, individually and as a Church, to where our worship of the Lord can become like a stench to Him caused by:
- Habitual sin
- Ongoing disobedience
- A stinky/unrepentant heart
Not exactly a place I want to be.
What have you been reading, in the Bible, lately?