Isaiah 30:10-11 Who say to the seers "do not see," and to the prophets, "do not prophesy to us right things; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us."
The church desires a message flat and smooth
The people crave a message comfy and soft
Sin and conviction the preachers remove
Self help discourses conceal the cost
Overall, a love for the truth is lost
Eroding the true solid foundation
Covering the altar, a layer of frost
Prayers become empty of desperation
Congregations void of transformation
Smooth prophets, oh they will attract the cheers
Smooth prophets thorns and briars in our churches
Speaking to please all of the itching ears
Many blindly agree, yet no one researches
As they speak haughtily from their perches
They warned Isaiah not to speak anymore
They would say it today where no one searches
We don't want to hear you what you spoke before
We want worship but also want to ignore
Elijah mocked the false prophets of Baal
Too some Elijah didn't seem so kind
But he stood his ground and he would prevail
Is your god on vacation to unwind?
Is he still sleeping? Has he lost his mind?
They cut themselves and cried but saw no fire
They danced and worshipped aloud but were blind
For God the people had no desire
What do we want church services to include?
Do we just want to go through the motions?
Is there something authentic that is viewed?
Will we even wade into God's vast ocean?
Or are we just manipulating emotions?
It's time to pursue God in our devotions
Today may God raise up courageous preachers
May we leave these smooth prophets and go deeper