“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.’” (Malachi 2:17, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Wearied. Having one’s interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out. How do we weary a God who is “compassionate and gracious…slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin?” (Exodus 34:6–7, NIV 1984). When we say, “all who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them.”
This is expected of the ungodly, but not of God’s elect. But there is an awful lot of this going on these days within many assemblies that claim to be doing God’s work. They do the world no favors when they do this. How can sinners come to a place of repentance when the “people of God” call the evil the world needs to repent of good? They may say that they are being “open and affirming,” when in reality they are being deceitful and preventing sinners from escaping condemnation.
My Advice – “When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.” (Ezekiel 3:18, NIV 1984). It is a very serious offence to call what is evil good and what is good evil, because God’s weariness will ultimately give way to accountability. Not just for the sinner, but for the enabler as well. Don’t be an enabler.