What to Do When You're Weary of Worship
Find the book of Malachi, it's easy to find because it is the last book in the Old Testament. Sometimes Malachi is called a minor prophet. I can tell you that his message is not minor. It is mighty. And it is not just a message for yesterday it is a message for today. Malachi lived at the end of the dispensation, at the closing of an ape. And so do we. Much of what Malachi had to say to his day, he will say to our day.
Now I want us to begin reading here we left off last week. Verse 6. Malachi 1 and verse 6. A son honoreth his father and a servant his master. If I then be a father, where is mine honor. If I be a master, where is my fear, saith the Lord of Hosts unto you, O priests that despise my name. Now we've been talking this morning about the name of our God. But now Malachi says there were some who despised the name of And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? Here comes another one of those sarcastic, insolent, flippant questions back to God. Oh yeah, How do we despise your name?
Then I want you to move over to verse 13 if you will. Ye said also, Behold what a weariness it is and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord of Hosts. Now, that's the key, verse 13. There were those who were saying, Oh my, how tedious and how tasteless the hours. What weariness all of this church going is, all of this worship is, all of this singing, I am sick and tired of it. And then verse 13 says, And you snuffed at it. Now what does that mean? Well, the Living Bible uh gives a paraphrase I think that well explains it. They turned up their nose at it. They just sniffed, sniffed snuffed at worshiping at worshiping God. Thus the title of our message, WHAT TO DO, WHEN YOU WEARY OF WORSHIP. I suppose that the greatest malady of our age is not lack of worship, but lack of true worship. So many people trudge to church Sunday after Sunday like they are doing God some wild favor and they sit in church an ...
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