I think we can all participate in this – you don’t have to be a part of the blog Bible study to join in this discussion.
Interrupted Week 4 needs nothing other than reading this passage and commenting.
Read Isaiah 58:1-5.
What were the people busy doing in this passage?
Does it seem odd to you that God was angry? Why or why not?
Have you ever felt like you were doing everything right but God was not pleased? What were the circumstances?
Consider now the interaction between God and the people.
What was the people’s complaint against God?
What was God’s complaint against the people?
What does this tell us about the worth of good intentions?
How about motive? What does this passage reveal about God’s opinion regarding our motives?
Now read Isaiah 58:6-10.
What was God looking for from the israelites more than their religious actions?
Is that convicting to you? How should that reality impact our idea of what should occupy the church’s time?
Let’s hear it!!!!