Again and Again
“Thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.” —Isaiah 43:24
Read Isaiah 43:21-24
A mother sometimes complains that she is tired of admonishing and correcting her children. But her job cannot be compared to what we find in our text. A mother may rest in the evening when her children have been put to bed, but the Lord must deal with our iniquities day and night. Or are things not that bad with you? Are you a good and decent person who never needs a rebuke from the Lord?
Of course you are not like criminals and terrorists who are sinners of the first degree. But what about “decent” citizens like you and me? Where are your thoughts during the day? Can they bear the scrutiny of God? Can you say that you have kept all the commandments of God? We daily transgress against both tables of the Law, which needs no further explanation if we are honest. Daily we weary the Lord and cause Him much labour on our behalf, which is no wonder in light of the text we examined yesterday (v. 13b).
There is a big difference concerning how we regard sin. We may acknowledge this truth in a general way and continue living indifferently to its consequences. But when God calls you by your name, it will also cause sorrow and brokenness of heart.
How do you weary God personally? Does this bother you?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: email@example.com.