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But You Have Become Weary of Me

July 23, 2014

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But  You Have  Become Weary  of Me

Human nature  tends to  always be looking  for things that are different,  more exciting,  new,  interesting,  and filled  with activity.     That can be fine  in some areas  of life.     But,  people become  easily bored  with what they’ve had  for a long time.     They take things  for granted  and even forget about them.     They no longer appreciate  the things they need,  but are bored with.

Our LORD  has a problem  with such wishy-washiness  when it comes to our spiritual safety.     After all God does  for us  day after day  —  after all the sacrificial love  He has given us  in Christ Jesus  —  we have the audacity  to get bored  with God.     Really!?

God has proven  His authority  and power  in making all  of His prophecies come true  as He brought us our Savior.     God has also proven  His love  for us  in all of creation  and in sustaining us  through all our trials.     But,  in our stupidity,  we imagine  we want  a more exciting god  —  one with whom we can earn  some merits  by doing all sorts  of rituals  —  a real idol  —  a real hunk  of stone  or wood  that just sits there.

When the people  of Israel  were that way  with the LORD,  they went through the motions  of worshiping God  —  but their hearts  were with the various idols  they worshiped  —  the idols  that had interesting worship rituals  that seemed so mystic,  and the forms  they could see  and touch.     It didn’t matter to them  that those idols  could not move,  see,  hear,  or do anything.     They just liked  the mystic rituals  that made them feel  like they were working their way  to some sort  of spiritual elevation.

After reminding Israel  of His many works  for them,  God spoke to them  in Isaiah 43:22,  and said,

Yet  you have not called  on Me,  O Jacob;
But you have become weary  of Me,  O Israel.

In spite  of all  that God had done  for them,  the people were bored  with the truths  of God.     They wanted their sins forgiven  by the LORD  —  but in the same breath,  they wanted  to practice idolatry.     That same rebellious feeling  and waywardness  persisted  in the time  of the prophet Micah.     Again,  the LORD said  to the people  in Micah 6:3,

My people,  what have I done  to you,
And how have I wearied you?     Answer Me.

God has done nothing  that should make us  “weary”  of Him.     His love and mercy  has been so faithful  and patient  with us.     We don’t deserve  such tender love  —  but,  it’s still waiting  for us  to turn back  to our Savior.

Let us face reality,  get grounded  in the word  of God,  and remember  all His mercies  with thankful hearts,  so we won’t stray away  to the worthless things  of this world.     Then,  safe  in the heart  of God,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for opening  our eyes,  ears,  minds,  and hearts  to honestly appreciate  Your faithful love.”

 

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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