Much has been written about the differences between religion and the relationship we’re called to have with Jesus Christ. From a worship perspective, religion leads to hollow traditionalism and ritual, while relationship leads to true Spirit-filled worship.
It’s easy to mistake being religious for having a relationship with God. Religion is the fake that the devil created so that many Christians would be led astray thinking that they are doing the work of God or pleasing God when in actual fact they are missing the mark.
He goes on to share quite a few scripture references underlining the importance of a relationship with Christ and the inadequacy of religion alone.