Habakkuk 2: 12-13 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
Sin makes us weary, but a lot of us don’t see it. A lot of people become immune to repentance and confession of their sin. We should not give up. Instead of playing games by entertaining sin, we should take sin seriously.
God has to make sure that sin does not go unpunished. Let’s say that there’s a person who is weary of standing on the gravel (God’s judgement on sin) and without shoes. Even the person who’s looking at the shoeless person on the gravel will feel weary. All you have to do is to flee from the gravel into the loving arms of Jesus. You prefer to say “Ouch, ouch, ouch” instead of going to Jesus.
Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Get off the judgement of God by tolerating sin or worldly friendship and come to Jesus. How many times does God need to judge your career, family, etc?
Ephesians 3: 18-19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
God cannot be a good judge by blessing you when you have sin in different areas of your life. Get rid of that sin, do you not know how much God wants to bless you?
These are the words we all want to hear God say to us in heaven:
Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
These are the words that we do not want to hear God say to us:
Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Do not become the servant that gives excuses and say that you need to catch up on your Netflix shows, waste time on social media newsfeeds, etc.
Aren’t you weary of the disappointed face of the judge?
Psalm 38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
It actually requires a lot of effort and time to indulge in our sin which produces only momentary pleasure. It drains our energy and time, induces sleepless nights and takes up valuable time of our schedule.
The flesh cries every single night: “Feed me.” It’s worse than any baby you would ever meet.
Hosea 13: 2And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
People work to produce the molten images of silver. That’s what sin does. You have to work in order to sin. You’re facing the consequences right now but you still tell yourself that it’s worth it. You think sin is an easy job because you’ve done it a thousand times before. You’re wrong, you will get tangled in it. You risk getting caught, you risk your life getting ruined. Sin’s job is to deceive you.
In our main text, people shall weary themselves for the vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2: 11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
You sin because sin looks and feels good. But you get depressed because sin is a temporary pleasure. When you skip bible reading, attending church, fellowship, soul-winning, you feel sad and guilty. Depression kicks in.
Aren’t you weary of “me, me, me” and giving the flesh what it wants?
James 1: 14-15But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Romans 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
You know that sin is empty jazz and yet you fall into it and do it again. Can you close your eyes to sin and glamor just once and look towards Jesus? Look at the bleeding face of Jesus Christ who loved you enough to die for you.