And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
The work and experience of the prophet and the Gospel minister in dealing with men are similar.
I. IT IS NO SMALL SIN TO WEARY GOD'S PROPHETS AND PREACHERS. They are His ambassadors.
II. IT IS INFINITELY WORSE TO WEARY GOD, whose hand holds their life and destiny. God is patient. This is evident from Scripture and observation. (Exodus 34:6, 7; 2 Peter 3:9.) Consider also the history of nations and individuals and of our own life.
III. GOD'S PATIENCE MAY BE WEARIED OUT by indifference, obstinacy, procrastination, backsliding. The sinner is in present danger of doing this. Others have done it in Scripture and history. Application — The axe is laid at the root of the tree; make haste to repent.
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?