Sunday, May 18, 2014

Be Courageous, Be Obedient

A repost.

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. 


Vee said...

Interesting. We do need to ask more, but we also need to trust more.

vanilla said...

Vee, your thought fits in nicely with the young youth pastor's message this morning. He said we need to stop asking God "Can you?" and ask, "Will you?"

Shelly said...

Your last two lines say it all.

vanilla said...

Shelly, true. My wife wrote a song entitled "Take a Look." The last lines say, "Take a look, take a look; it's all in the Book."