Vain Worship

21 October 2017

"Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood." (Isaiah 10:1-15)

The exercises of religion are not what justifies us before God, much less are the exercises that man has invented to vainly worship God in his own modes of entertainment.

We are supposed to formally worship God in a gathering apart from the world. This means we need less of the world and more Bible. We need less entertainment and more faith. We need less self pleasure and more self sacrifice.

It is not more religious ceremony that we need. We need more practice of true religion.

Bryce Lowrance

Elder Bryce Lowrance

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