Scripture: Micah 6.
(What is God saying here?)
Micah 6:2-3 (NLT)
2 And now, O mountains, listen to the LORD’s complaint! He has a case against his people. He will bring charges against Israel.
3 “O my people, what have I done to you? What have I done to make you tired of me? Answer me!
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)
We often hear the scripture verse quoted about God saying to us “well done good and faithful servant” and I’m sure most psychologists will tell you that it is best for you to concentrate on the positive, rather than the negative. However, I want to encourage those who have accepted Jesus as Lord to stop and consider all that God has done for us – not just His death on the cross to save us from our sin, but all that we could attribute to Him each day/week/month/year. Now, consider all that and also honestly acknowledge how often we fail to acknowledge Him as Lord of our lives, and fail to give Him credit for the miracles brought about in our lives. Unfortunately, I believe that many ‘Christians’ would acknowledge that far too often we fall short. Ever stop to think about how that must make God feel? I believe that Micah, the same prophet who just one chapter earlier prophesied the birth of our Savior, in verse 3 of chapter 6 he is now quoting what God has shared with him, and I believe this is how God must feel even today when we fail to acknowledge Him as Lord. If you are feeling like you may have drifted away from Jesus and that you are not in the close relationship that you once felt between you and Him, then I believe that He is asking you the same words expressed in verse 3. Right at the end of the verse we are asked to answer God about this unfortunate position we have allowed. What is your answer today friend? There’s an old time gospel hymn titled “Have a Little Talk with Jesus“. One of the lines in the hymn says that having this little talk with Jesus will make everything alright! Don’t delay friend. Have this talk with Jesus and make things right between you and Him.
(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)
To answer Your question “What have I done to Make you Tired of Me” would embarrass me to the extreme this morning dear Lord, because I would have to beg for forgiveness for being so slack in my commitment with You, for being such a stranger to You that You would feel like I must be offended by something You did or said. The truth is dear Lord, that You are the perfect Lord that You have always been, and it is me that has allowed too much of this world to filter into my life. Please forgive me. Please draw me close to You. Please lead me into a path of righteousness today so that I may be more like You in every way. For I believe that as this world sees more of Jesus in His people , they too will want to know the Savior who died for us all. Thank You for loving me anyway, and please know that there is nothing wrong that You have done, but it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer. Speak to my friends who might be in this position today. Revive us with Your Holy Spirit that we may find strength for each day to be strong in our walk and relationship with You.
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