TEXT: Isaiah 1:1-20
Can you imagine God getting sick and tired of the performance of the religious practices that He spent forty years inculcating into His people in the wilderness? Yet, that is what is being described in this passage. God became fed up with the sacrifices, the commemorative feasts, and the people parading before Him. He hated it and he declared it an abomination to Him. He refused to hear Israel’s prayers and chose to hide His face from them. As we examined in our last message in this series, much of our church services are filled with religious tradition and ritual practices that do not square with our lives outside of the church.