The religion-threatening God (Amos 5-6)

 
Amos knew that people loved worshipping, loved singing new songs, loved the sense of God being near to us. But he also knew that they could easily be fooling themselves. He wanted people to know that there was no point having all these experiences if they weren’t living in line with God’s concerns.

Put briefly: God seems to be more interested in justice than he is in exciting worship. All a bit challenging really!