God Is Weary

Scripture Passage: 
Isaiah 1:1-31

Introduction: We live in a world that wants to believe that God is always happy: He is pleased with everybody, and those perceived as evil, are really good (Malachi 2:17). Even the saved have become increasingly deceived by this philosophy. They flock to so-called churches hoping to hear something positive about God’s satisfaction with man, when, in reality, God is weary of putting up with what is going on.

  1. THE PEOPLE OF GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:1-2)
    1. Their Identity (Isaiah 1:1)
      1. Judah – The choicest of the chosen people
      2. Jerusalem – The city the Lord chose above all others
    2. Their Rebellion (Isaiah 1:2)
      1. The Lord nourished and brought them up.
      2. They rebelled against the Lord.
  2. THE REASON FOR GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:3-9)
    1. The Apathy of Judah (Isaiah 1:3)
      1. The natural instinct of animals
        1. The ox knoweth his owner.
        2. The ass knoweth his master’s crib.
      2. The condition of God’s people
        1. Israel doth not know.
        2. Israel doth not consider.
    2. The Hypocrisy of Judah (Isaiah 1:4)
      1. Their wickedness
        1. Their description
          1. A sinful nation
          2. A people laden with iniquity
          3. A seed of evildoers
          4. Children that are corrupters
        2. Their actions
          1. They have forsaken the Lord
          2. They provoked the Holy One unto anger
          3. They are gone away backward
      2. Their religious practice (Isaiah 1:11)
    3. The Stubbornness of Judah (Isaiah 1:5-9)
      1. Their unwillingness to be corrected (Isaiah 1:5-6)
      2. Their present condition (Isaiah 1:7-9)
  3. THE DECLARATION OF GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:10-15)
    1. The Source of His Weariness (Isaiah 1:10-14)
      1. Their likeness to Sodom and Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:10; Revelation 11:8)
      2. The multitude of religious practice (Isaiah 1:11-14)
    2. The Results of His Weariness (Isaiah 1:15)
      1. When the people spread forth their hands and pray
      2. The Lord will hide His eyes and will not hear
  4. THE RESPONSE TO GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:16-20)
    1. Repentance (Isaiah 1:16)
      1. Wash you and make you clean
      2. Put away the evil of your doings
    2. Choose Righteousness (Isaiah 1:17-20)
      1. Learn to do well (Isaiah 1:17)
      2. Reason with the Lord (Isaiah 1:18)
      3. Choose obedience (Isaiah 1:19-20)
  5. THE PRECURSORS TO GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:21-23)
    1. Forsaking Right Things (Isaiah 1:21)
      1. Faithfulness replaced with harlotry
      2. Judgment and righteousness replaced with murder
    2. A Loss of Purity (Isaiah 1:22)
      1. Silver is become dross
      2. Their wine is mixed with water
    3. Total Rebellion (Isaiah 1:23)
      1. The princes are rebellious, and are companions of thieves.
      2. Every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards.
      3. They judge not the fatherless, neither doth the widow’s cause come unto them.
  6. THE APPEASEMENT OF GOD’S WEARINESS (Isaiah 1:24-31)
    1. Chastisement (Isaiah 1:24-25)
    2. Restoration (Isaiah 1:26-27)
    3. Judgment (Isaiah 1:28-31)

Conclusion: God is weary, and He may be weary with you. How long are we going to continue pretending God loves everything we do? It’s time to repent!

Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 11:20

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.