A university student from my church recently shared with me a passage from the book of Amos that struck me because it relates so well with today’s church.
Amos 5:21-24 from The Message (MSG)
“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want”
How’s that for relevancy?
Good sermon passage. It should strike people pretty hard. I think I may be preaching on this in the near future.