In a Messy Relationship with God…!

In a Messy Relationship with God…!
God’s side Positive
“No walls…I am the wall of fire around it…” (2:5)(Heb. 12:29)
“… harmony between the temple and the throne…” (6:13)(Rom. 13:1)
“I will strengthen, restore, have compassion, redeem them” (10:6,8,12)(Jas. 1:17 cf. 1 Cor.12:31)

God’s side Positive

“I loved Jacob but hated Esau…” (1:2-3)(Rom. 9:13)

“He will purify the Levites and refine them…” (3:3)(Num. 8:21)

“I the Lord do not change…” (3:6)(Isa. 46:10)


God’s side Positive

No walls…I am the wall of fire around it…” (2:5)(Heb. 12:29)

“… harmony between the temple and the throne…” (6:13)(Rom. 13:1)

I will strengthen, restore, have compassion, redeem them” (10:6,8,12)(Jas. 1:17 cf. 1 Cor.12:31)


God’s side Negative

I will punish the leaders… (10:3)(Isa. 13:11)

I grew weary of them…let the dying die…” (11:9)(Isa. 1:14)

I will raise shepherds that do not care for the flock…” (11:16)(Ezek. 34:2)


Israel’s side Positive

Return to me and I will return to you…” (1:3)(Jer.3:12)

These are anointed to serve the Lord…” (4:14)(1 Cor. 1:21)

Let us go with you, we have heard God is with you…” (8:23)(Ps. 46:7)


Israel’s side Negative

They refuse to pay attention…” (7:13)(Jer. 44:5)

They stubbornly turned their backs – covered their ears…” (7:11)(Neh. 9:26)

They will not listen to the words of the Almighty…” (7:12)(Deut. 1:43)



God’s side Positive

I loved Jacob but hated Esau…” (1:2-3)(Rom. 9:13)

He will purify the Levites and refine them…” (3:3)(Num. 8:21)

I the Lord do not change…” (3:6)(Isa. 46:10)


God’s side Negative

I will not accept offerings from your hands…? (1:10)(Amos 5:22)

I will curse your blessings…” (2:2)(only place)

I will come and put you on trial…” (3:5)(Rom. 14:10)


Israel’s side Positive

Those who feared the Lord talk and the Lord listened” (3:16)(Ps. 66:18)

They will be My treasured possession…” (3:17)(Ex. 19:5)

You will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked…” (3:18)(Prov. 10:29)


Israel’s side Negative

By your teaching you have caused many to stumble…” (2:8)(Matt. 18:6)

You have wearied the Lord with words…you ask how…?” (2:17)(Isa. 7:13)

You have spoken arrogantly against Me by saying it is futile to serve God…” (3:13-14)(Ps.13:1-2) _________________________________________________________

Verses for Zechariah and Malachi

Hebrews 12:29

for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Romans 13:1

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

1 Corinthians 12:31

Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

Isaiah 13:11

I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

Isaiah 1:14

Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.

Ezekiel 34:2

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim this message toward the north: “‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Psalm 46:7

The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Jeremiah 44:5

But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they turned their backs on your law. They killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.

Deuteronomy 1:43

So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the Lord’s command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country.

Romans 9:13

Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Numbers 8:21

The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes. Then Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the Lord and made atonement for them to purify them.

Isaiah 46:10

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

Amos 5:22

Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.

Romans 14:10

You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.

Psalm 66:18

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

Exodus 19:5

Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,

Proverbs 10:29

The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.

Matthew 18:6

If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Isaiah 7:13

Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also?

Psalm 13:1-2

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?