A tiresome burden (Isaiah 43:24)

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 43-45 & 1 Peter 4)

“You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices.  But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.”  Isaiah 43:24

What lessons are there for me in this Scripture?

My sins are against the ways of God.  It was my sins that nailed Jesus to the cross.

Besides being thankful that He died for my sins, I am repulsed by my continued sinning.

How can I show Him that I love Him?  By the way I live.

I want a tight relationship with Him, yet I so often do things that mar that relationship.

I can do all things in His strength.  I can do nothing of spiritual value apart from Him.

I must declare my dependence on Him.  I have proven over and over that apart from Him I can make a complete mess of things.

This sort of behavior is a tiresome burden to Him Who loves me, according to this verse.  In His strength I can do better.

Why would I continue to mess up our relationship if I love Him?

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