Tired of God.

But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.  Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it!  and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand?  saith the LORD.

Malachi 1:12-13

What a sad and terrible statement these people made: “Behold, what a weariness is it!”  They were literally “tired of God.”  God’s judgment was getting ready to come down on them, and ,with an attitude like that, we can understand why that judgment is coming.

They profaned His name.  They despised His name.  They offered the worst that they had as a sacrifice.  In this verse, they go so far as to say that they are “wearied” of the Lord.  They even “snuffed at it.”  We wouldn’t tolerate this kind of behavior out of our children.  Why would we expect God to tolerate this kind of behavior out of His children?

They despised God and told Him that they were tired of Him.  That is such a terrible thing that we couldn’t even imagine doing something like that.  But how often have we done something like that?  How often have we, by our actions, told the Lord that we are wearied by Him?  We might not say that out loud, but we also might live our lives like that.

We sometimes just get tired of trying to do right.  It’s so easy to do wrong.  We get tired of doing right and we get tired of constantly battling the flesh.  We might get tired of people looking down on us for being Christians.  We might get tired of other Christians not doing what they should.  It’s easy to get tired.  But the question is this: what do we do when we get tired?  Do we turn our backs on the Lord and go our own way like these Israelites?  Or do we cast our care upon Him and draw even closer to Him?

Let us never be “tired of God.”

4 responses to this post.

  1. This is good Ben. I often struggle with the “get to…got to” syndrome. I have to constantly call myself away from the bad attitude that tells me serving Jesus is a drudgery I’ve “got to” pursue back to the attitude that tells me serving Jesus is a wonderful opportunity I “get to” pursue. The flesh tries so hard to pull me towards weariness. But the Spirit in me is greater! Hallelujah!

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    • I think that’s something that we all struggle with over time. I have found that the Spirit really is willing and the flesh really is weak. I like your “get to… got to syndrome” name. I will remember that- it’s something we all face and we all fight.

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  2. I like Pastor J’s comment too! I remember reading something like this before . . .how it sounds to say “I have to do this or that”, and that we will feel better and so will others around us if we just change it a little and say “I want to do this and that”. So glad that I can come to Him when I’m weary and He will take care of me, not make me more tired. God bless you!

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