Get rid of your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.
Amos 5:23-24 NLT
There is a song called "Endless Praise," but what God truly demands from us is an "Endless River of Righteous Living."
Without righteous living, God detests everything we offer Him, including our songs of praise, considering them mere noise. No matter how skilled we are at playing instruments, He simply won't listen.
God accepts and gladly listens to the songs of praise, worship, and offerings of those who lead a righteous life, perceiving them as a sweet and pleasing sound in His ears.
We cannot achieve righteousness solely by adhering to rules and regulations, attending church service, giving tithes, or showcasing musical talent. It is not something we can attain through dead works.
When we come to God and present our songs of praise and worship, deep down, we may hope that we are righteous enough in His sight for Him to take pleasure in our songs. However, it is impossible to please God without faith. The righteousness that God requires and finds pleasing can only be obtained through faith in Christ; it is known as the righteousness of faith.
The righteous shall live by faith. Therefore, let us approach Him with boldness and unwavering faith, knowing that we have become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Let our songs, music, and all our endeavors be carried out in faith, believing that He is now pleased and that our lives will overflow with an endless river of righteous living.