God Wants a Relationship Not Religion
Isaiah 64:6 (NKJV) — But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.
God wants a personal relationship with you. He is not interested in your religious pursuits. As the passage above states, your good deeds or righteous acts are meaningless. It’s similar to what God told King Saul when he offered the sacrifice that Samuel was supposed to do (See 1 Samuel 15:22). We are to love, obey, and trust God. However, many spend their time observing religious rites, ceremonies, services, and so much more, that overall add up to nothing. Build a relationship with God and don’t get trapped in a religious relationship with him.