I. Introduction: Have you ever been “tired of hearing it?”
A. Often, people mistakingly think that God has an unawareness of what is being said and done in this world (Ezekiel 9:9-10).
- He is watching (Psalms 33:13-15).
- Though sin keeps God from the prayers of sinners, it does not make him deaf (Isaiah 59:1-2).
- The longsuffering nature of God exists to bring about repentance (Romans 2:4).
- His grace is not in place for people to seek an advantage in sin against God (Romans 6:1-2; 6:14-15).
- Yet, the appearance of “getting away with it” emboldens sinners (Ecclesiastes 8:11).
II. Body: Malachi 2:17
A. God gets tired of some people (Psalms 95:7-11, Isaiah 1:11-20, and Isaiah 43:24).
- It is not that God gets some sort of physical exhaustion (Isaiah 40:28).
- It is that their sinfulness had been so often, so long (Deuteronomy 9:7); God was just plain old fed up with it (Jeremiah 4:14).
- God long ago promised judgment on words against Him (Jude 1:14-16).
- Consider some words from a Psalm: Psalms 94:1-11; 94:23
- Who art thou that repliest against God (Romans 9:20-21)?
- When Elihu rebuked Job, he pointed out that God does NOT give an account to man (Job 33:12-13).
- Can we be humble enough to accept that His ways cannot be searched out; cannot be comprehended (Romans 11:25-36)?
- God WILL NOT justify the wicked (Exodus 23:7).
- It has long been a problem that the wicked get strengthened through false words (Ezekiel 13:22-23).
III. Conclusion: For any that question “Where is the God of judgment?”… You’ll see (Isaiah 5:18-19, Zephaniah 1:12, II Peter 3:1-14; cf. Mark 13:33-37).
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