Verse of the Day: V3 “O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me.”
1. Weary (V1-5)
V3 “O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me.”
God questioned the people of Israel who had become wearied and tired of trusting Him and obeying His commandments. The Lord reminded them that He was the one who delivered them out of the land of Egypt, redeemed them out of slavery and sufferings, and gave them Moses, Aaron and Miriam to love and guide them in their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land that was filled with milk and honey and His richest blessings.
V4 “For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.”
2. Walk (V6-9)
V7 “Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
God warned His people that what was required of them was not the outward form of sacrifices of rams, or rivers of oil, or their firstborn child, but their inward relationship with Him. It is only through a closer walk and fellowship with God that we will do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before Him knowing that without Him, we can do nothing.
V8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
3. Works (V10-16)
V16 “For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.”
The Lord shall judge our works whether they are good or evil. God severely judged and punished the two kings, Omri and Ahab, and all their people of Israel, because they had rebelled against God and committed evil and wicked deeds. Let us not be weary in doing good because one day, the Lord, our Judge, shall bless and reward us for our good works.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me not to be weary by having a closer walk with You.