I read this last night: “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to Me.” (Amos 5:21.) It made me realize that God doesn’t like every Christian gathering. I felt prompted to post it, and to also quote what Jesus said about that subject, but I thought it might be too controversial, so I didn’t.
Then this morning, I randomly opened my Bible and my eyes immediately saw the words from Jesus that I thought about last night: “A time is coming and now has come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit and His worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23:24.)
When we gather for worship is it “in the Spirit and in truth,” or is it as an assembly that is “a stench” to God?”
It’s only in truth when our hearts are true towards his kingdom, and justice prevails. As Amos called for.
Indeed! Well said!