Amos 5:21 God Is Not Pleased

Amos 5:21 (KJV)
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

Albert Barnes writes of this verse, “so secure were they, that the only sacrifice which they did not offer, was the sin or trespass offering. Worshiping “nature,” not a holy, Personal, God, they had no sense of unholiness, for which to plead the Atoning Sacrifice to come.”

We have come such a time in our Christian society when the professing believers have compromised the Word of God so frequently and in such a broad number of ways that they can no longer distinguish what is and isn’t of the Lord.

God is not pleased. 

  • He does not hear their prayers. 
  • He is not honored in their forms of worship. 
  • He does not visit in their assemblies.

They speak of God and His glories. They debate the timing of His coming. They claim to be Christians but blame God for the evil in the world. They know not that it is their own compromise that His rendered themselves ineffective instruments before Him.

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Amos 5:21 God Is Not Pleased

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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