Away With Praise And Worship

Posted on February 28th, 2008 by Tyler.
Categories: Christian Life.

God sometimes gets tired of praise and worship. It’s true.

Check out these words (from God to His people) in the book of Amos:

“Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

The original Greek word for “justice” is “Mishpat” which translates into: justice, right, rectitude. Rectitude means “the quality or state of being straight”.

In a sense, God isn’t saying that He is against praise and worship sessions at church or on campus. He is, however, saying that praise and worship doesn’t mean much if we aren’t about what He’s about.

He’s about justice. He’s about straightening things out. Making things as they ought to be.

There are huge injustices going on in the fraternity and sorority world. In other words, things are out of order and in chaos. Some fraternity men are raping sorority girls. Drunkenness is abundant. Girls are gossiping about each other. Hazing is still very common. Leaders are criticized and mocked. There is disunity among different chapters. Some students have to drop their fraternal experience altogether because they are too poor to go on paying dues and no one is there to help them out. Other students are getting expelled because of bad grades and none of the academically gifted in the chapter are offering to tutor them. There is stealing, lying, and host of other things that finally need to be confronted instead of avoided.

Things need to be made straight.

So, let’s continue to go to our campus meetings and church services praising and worshiping. But, let’s do so while upholding the justice and righteousness of God in our fraternities and sororities. Let’s bring the Kingdom into our Houses, so that peace and order will be displayed “as it is in heaven”.

Justice is just as spiritual as singing.

Perhaps if justice comes in greater measure, we will sing more. Perhaps we will sing louder.

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