One worship service observer says he objects to many so-called adult worship songs because they are either too simplistic, too modern, or too repetitious. He argues for truthful, written for adults, and timeless. He says not all worship music needs to be geared for seekers. Now I am no expert on music, yet I know worship music must come from the heart and be focused on giving us a glimpse of God—His nature and character. Nothing displeases God more in public worship than hypocrisy and pretense. Here is what God says in Amos chapter 5, “I hate all your show and pretense—the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.” “Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.” This text stresses that unless our worship precedes or follows fair treatment of others, doing deeds that help the hurting or marginalized, it fails to satisfy God’s desire for true worship.


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