(21) “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I do not savor your sacred assemblies. (22) Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings. (23) Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. (24) But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Lately I have been working in my home studio on some of my songs polishing them up, arranging them, even doing some tracking. At some point I decided to stop and do a quick bible study and see what God says about our songs and what He thinks about them. So I decided to read Amos 5:21, 24… and WOW! This is what I got from it.
When I read these scriptures it became a reminder to me how I should view my songs. God is interested in changed lives more than beautiful songs. If you do not love justice and righteouness, dont bother with your music and worship. God will absolutely hate our songs and fanciful services.
Many at times, including myself get caught up with the presentation of music more than the presence of God. God is more interested that we are changed by His Word. God is not merely interested in good music and songs. Our lives must be changed before we can be a good worshipper.
Father, I pray You help me to love justice and righteousness. I pray You will change my life so that my songs will be acceptable to You.