Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Isaiah 1:13-17 (The Message)

"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. "


  1. hey Man, lets go out for drinks real soon!

  2. I saw much of this in the USA...I call it Lip Service..
    But, don't look at the person who professes to be a Christian as you will always be disappointed. Just look to Christ... The book of James in the New Testiment tells people to be doers and not just sayers...Which today, many are!
    I am so sorry for your hurtful Pain-in-the-neck experiences. Crystal