Psalm for the Day

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

God says, "I'm Sick of Your Religion!"

“When you come before me, who ever gave you the idea of acting like this, running here and there doing this and that---all this sheer commotion in the place provided for worship!
Quit your worship charades, I can’t stand your trivial religious games; Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings---meetings, meetings, meetings---I can’t stand one more!  Meetings for this, meetings for that, I hate them!  You’ve worn me out!  I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion, while you go right on sinning.   When you put on your next prayer performance, I’ll be looking the other way. No matter!  how long or loud or often you pray, I’ll not be listening.  And do you know why?  Because you’ve been tearing people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.  Go home and wash up.  Clean up your act.   Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.  Learn to do good. Work for justice.  Help the down and out.  Stand up for the homeless.  Go to bat for the defenseless.
Come, sit down.  Let’s argue this out.  This is God’s Message:  “If your sins are blood-red, they’ll be snow-white.  If they’re red like crimson, they’ll be like wool.   If you’ll willingly obey, you’ll feast like kings.  But if you’re willful and stubborn, you’ll die like dogs.”  That’s right.  God says so.”    Isaiah 1:12-20   Message Bible
Jesus loves me!

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