Do not weary Yehovah

10 April 2021

Series: Shabbat sermons

Do not weary Yehovah

In Isaiah 5:20, we read, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

In Isaiah 5:24, we read, “Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.”

In Malachi 2:17, we read, “You have wearied the LORD with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them” or “Where is the God of justice?””

What we just read is from the Old Testament. Most Christians in 2021 believe the Old Testament is not relevant because they are new testament Christians. Paul, on the other hand, did not see himself as a New Testament Christian. In the book of Acts, we see how Paul was accused of saying Jesus replaced Moses. Time and time again, Paul proves his accusers wrong; he never told anyone Jesus replaced Moses. In 2.Timothy 3, Paul says the Old Testament is God-breathed and gives wisdom on how to be saved. Why then would most Christians still choose to believe the Old Testament is not relevant? Because most Christians do not study the Bible.

If we are Christians, we have to accept what Paul says in 2.Timothy 3 and act on it. In 2.Timothy 3, Paul says the Old Testament is God-breathed and gives wisdom on how to be saved. So, according to Paul, if you reject the Old Testament, you have no way of knowing how to be saved.

We see this in Isaiah 5:20,24, and Malachi 2:17; Christians today claim to worship Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,  the Father of Yeshua. They believe because they said the sinner’s prayer and “asked Jesus into their hearts,” they can now live any way they want, and if they died tomorrow, they would end up in heaven.

The Bible, on the other hand, says you can’t live any way you want. There is only one way to be saved, and that is through repentance. What does it mean to repent? It means you admit you have sinned, and you stop sinning. So in the Bible, it means you acknowledge you have broken the law of Moses, and you choose from now on to keep the law.

What about the cross?

A big part of keeping the law of Moses is to make an atoning sacrifice for your sins. The temple is gone, so the only way for you to atone for your sins according to the law of Moses is by faith in what Jesus did for you on the cross. So the cross is such a massive part of keeping the law of Moses you can’t claim to keep the law and at the same time reject the cross. But you can’t claim to be saved and at the same time reject the law. The cross and the law go hand in hand, and you can not separate the two.

Do not be like those Christians who weary Yehovah by saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Yehovah, and he is pleased with them”. You might ask when they have wearied Yehovah? Christians weary Yehovah when they eat what Yehovah sees as an abomination, divorces and remarries, and rejects the law of Moses.

Do not be like them; choose instead to listen to Paul the Apostle and acknowledge you have broken the law of Moses. Choose to stop breaking the law so your sins can be forgiven and you will never hear “depart from Me for I never knew you, you who reject My Fathers law.” (Matt 7:21-23)

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