Are You Wearying God?
“Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?” Malachi 2:17
God may initially have been speaking to people from long ago in Malachi 2:17, but He gave us His Word, the Bible, because He is still speaking to us today. That said, is He speaking to you? In these very words, He may be speaking to some of us. Take one good look at the world around you, or one quick look at the television news or your daily newspaper, and ask yourself this question. Are we as a world wearying God? But pointing the finger at the world is not our job. Our responsibility is to search our own hearts and lives, to go before the Lord and seek His face and study His Word and get utterly honest. Are we wearying God?
What is meant by wearying the Lord in these verses? Calling evil good. Calling bad okay. Calling wrong right. Calling sin righteousness. And saying God is okay with those doing wrong, and that He takes delight in those sinning against Him. What else wearies God, according to these verses? Acting like God will not judge us – that we will get away with all we are doing in sinning against our holy God, Creator of the universe. How easy it is to say of course we know evil is wrong. Murder, rape, etc., it’s all horrific and of course it’s evil and displeases God. But wait. How about all the sins against God we have convinced ourselves are not sins at all? Our society has given the “okay” to hatred, vengeance, pornography, abortion, adultery, homosexuality, transgenderism, “white lies”, worry, road rage, boyfriends and girlfriends living together and sex outside marriage, worshiping false gods, practicing false religions, prophesying lies from the pulpit, etc.
Are we not wearying God with all the wrong we have chosen as a society to call right? But this isn’t ultimately about society, is it? It’s about us and our own responsibility. Are there areas of our lives in which we are justifying sin because it is condoned by society, isn’t against the law, because “everyone else is doing it,” and it’s “not as bad as other people’s sins”? Are you and I wearying God? When the weary become tired enough, they act. So will God! His wrath and judgment shall come, and eternity in hell awaits those who will not repent and become committed followers of the Lord. I have spent far too long justifying sin. Have you? It’s high time we all stop wearying God, repent, and follow Him forever.