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"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).

Ye Have Wearied The Lord With Your Words | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Ye Have Wearied The Lord With Your Words
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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).

  1. He is watching (Psalms 33:13-15).
  2. Though sin keeps God from the prayers of sinners, it does not make him deaf (Isaiah 59:1-2).
B. Often, people think that God is not going to do anything about their sins (Ezekiel 8:12).
  1. The longsuffering nature of God exists to bring about repentance (Romans 2:4).
  2. His grace is not in place for people to seek an advantage in sin against God (Romans 6:1-2; 6:14-15).
  3. 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).
  1. It is not that God gets some sort of physical exhaustion (Isaiah 40:28).
  2. 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).
B. God’s examination of the words of men (Matthew 12:33-37).
  1. God long ago promised judgment on words against Him (Jude 1:14-16).
  2. Consider some words from a Psalm: Psalms 94:1-11; 94:23
C. Instead of accepting God’s word, they questioned Him (Malachi 1:1-2, Malachi 1:6-7, Malachi 2:14, and Malachi 3:8).
  1. Who art thou that repliest against God (Romans 9:20-21)?
  2. When Elihu rebuked Job, he pointed out that God does NOT give an account to man (Job 33:12-13).
  3. Can we be humble enough to accept that His ways cannot be searched out; cannot be comprehended (Romans 11:25-36)?
D. Their words justified those that did evil, which doesn’t sit well with our God (Proverbs 17:15).
  1. God WILL NOT justify the wicked (Exodus 23:7).
  2. 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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