Becoming Weary

You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask, “How have we wearied Him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and He is pleased with them” or “Where is the God of justice?” Malachi 2:17 HCSB

When my children were young, there were times when they would repeatedly do something just to get attention or to see how far they could go before I disciplined them. I think there were times they repeated a negative behavior because they knew it would bring a reaction from me. During those times I became weary of their repeated disobedience.

In the same way, God became weary of the disobedience of the people of Judah. The people returned again and again to the same sinful behaviors of apathy, questioning God’s laws and instructions, mistreating their wives, and marrying those who worshipped idols instead of the one true God. The people seemed to be stubborn and determined to do what they wanted to do rather than obey.

Challenge: Are you causing God to become weary by your repeated sinful behavior? Just like a loving parent responds to his children with discipline when they repeatedly disobey, God lovingly disciplines His children when they repeatedly disobey. Thank God for His discipline and ask for His help to change your behavior.

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