Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

[God says,] "Away with your hymns of praise! They are only noise to my ears. I will not listen to your music, no matter how lovely it is. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous living that will never run dry."
                                                               Amos 5:23 (NLT)
Does God want us to worship Him in song?  Of course.  Does He want us to praise Him?  Yes.  So of course He desires to hear hymns of praise from us.  But when these hymns of praise come from people who are not being obedient, who are something totally different within the walls of the church than they are outside them, then He'd just assume not listen to their false praise.
As Christians, God wants us first and foremost not to become hypocrites, thinking we're better in any way than others.  Neither does He want to see us becoming the kind of people that put ourselves and our selfish desires before Him.  So let us submit ourselves to a life's purpose of putting God first, through the life and teachings of His Son Christ Jesus.  And let us strive to live that life out to the best of our ability.  Then justice and righteous living will flow from us naturally.  And our worship will be pure and received by the Father with joy.
In the love of Christ,


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