Sunday, March 11, 2012

Speak To The Weary

Reading from the Book of Isaiah 50:4-7, Nehemiah 8:10
Isaiah 50:4The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.5The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.6I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.7For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

The prophet said that the Lord had given him the tongue of a disciple--a learner--one who is taught--so that he would know how to "speak a word in season" to the weary. Do you see weary people in the body of Christ? While the world has serious problems that can wear us down, we can experience joy from God, Who lifts us up.

Nehemiah10Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

The joy of the Lord is our strength. Joy is not found in our circumstances, it is found in Christ, Who dwells within us. You and I are learning to find our joy in Christ alone. While we are in the process, speaking words in due season to one another will keep us from growing weary. Speak to the weary.

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, Thank You for bearing my griefs and sicknesses, for carrying my pain and sorrow, for being wounded for my sin and obtaining peace and well-being for me, so that I may pass it on to speak the same to the weary.