Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ahaz and I

The seventh chapter of Isaiah tells us that the LORD told Isaiah to take his son, Shearjashub, and go out to meet Ahaz. He was to carry the message that Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah would not prevail against him. God, through the prophet, told Ahaz to ask of Him a sign. Ahaz refused to ask a sign; and God spoke yet again and asked this question:

"Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?"

At this point, I choose to lift the question out of context and apply it to ourselves.

Do we weary God with our obstinance? Do we not consider that He has somewhat for us for which we must ask? Do we continue in our way even when it is clear that our way has yielded nothing? Should we not ask a sign of God? 

 Jesus said, “ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

The directions are clear. It’s in the Book. 


Shelly said...

It humbles me to think of God's great patience towards me. I'm sure I weary Him all the time, yet He continues to love me and show His grace to me.

vanilla said...

Shelly, God's grace, mercy, patience, and love keep us close. He holds our hand.

John Cowart said...

When I feel so weary, it's good to know that the Lord knows what weariness is too.

vanilla said...

John, interesting take on the lesson. We certainly know that with as many children as He has, God must understand weariness!

Sharkbytes said...

I get signs from time to time. Interpreting them can be tricky.

vanilla said...

Shark, "keep your heart in tune!"