False vs. True Worship: Amos 5

Teach me Lord, to worship You in spirit and in truth.

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Today’s reading: Amos 1-5.

“What does God really think of the worship in my church?”

Too many times we go to church thinking about what we will get out of the service. What will the music be like? Will the sermon be good? Instead, we should focus on giving praise to God. Worship is about proclaiming the worth of the LORD. Like Isaiah in the temple, true worship occurs when we exalt God and are humbled by our sin. The prophet Amos knew this and pointed it out to his contemporaries in Israel and Judah. The people who showed up at “church” weren’t really worshiping. They were going through the ritual but there was no conviction, and God condemned them for it.

“I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.  Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice…

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