Real worship produces real change.
When we remain blind to our guilt we seek God (if we seek Him at all) for our purposes. And we call it church. But our gatherings are a club of self-seekers. We are subsisting on spiritual cotton candy, thinking it is food.
Worship that leaves unchanged the way we relate to Him and to others is false worship. God will not cooperate with any pursuit of spiritual maturity that leaves unrecognized and undisturbed our hidden energy of self-protection and self-enhancement.
When we want our life to go well more than we want to know and please Him, we are in relational sin which destroys relationships and eliminates the source of identity and joy.
The famine of God’s Word is here.
Current Christianity leaves people satisfied with surface morality designed to secure God’s favor and diminishes our felt need for grace, and has freed us to live a self-pleasing life with no inclination to tremble at all.
Book Name: Topic – From Ray Stedman<-(click here for entire Bible summary)
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AMOS – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: God hates oppression. His Justice will roll down like a river, and his righteousness like a mighty stream (see Amos 5:24).
Key Verse: The days are coming, says the Lord, when… I will bring back the captives of My people Israel… I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God. Amos 9: 13-15
Key Action: Our religious practices are worthless unless we treat others with integrity and compassion.