CONTEMPLATIONS

Thursday, February 09, 2006

If the Lord is God, follow Him


"And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word." 1 kings 18:21



This verse has hit home for me. What a powerful verse that should be a wake up call for anyone. In this context Elijah was just about to confront the prophets of baal and give them a challenge. To present a sacrifice and which ever God sends fire from Heaven is the true God. As we all know the Lord won hands down, this baal never ever responded.



So what does it mean for us? Well this verse was written in a time where the people of God were seeking other gods including baal. Baal worship had increased all the more and to find a prophet of the Lord was rare in those days. Praise be to God that when a nation or a people starts to forsake the Lord, God raises up people who seek after His heart! While darkness goes over the land the people of the Lord will rise up. But what about this question. How would you answer this "How long will you falter between two opinions?". We cannot serve two masters. Either we are following the Lord or not. We and especially me like to compromise so many times. We like to hold onto two viewpoints, two status. Have you ever tried to go up and down the road at the same time? I personally have not, but let me tell you, it will be impossible. To serve the Lord and to serve something else i.e. another god, viewpoint, contradiction, money etc will not work. You cannot serve two masters. Jesus said this "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matt 6:24). As a Christian we need to decide which way are we serving. Friend i know the path is difficult, its not going to be easy. But worth while serving the Lord will be far better than the temporary pleasures of this passing world.



God wants to raise up a people that is serving Him alone. How long will we choose between one or other. I am not talking about perfection here, but in your life, is their evidence you are following Christ? That daily you are drawing closer to Him? Lets repeat the verse in question today "And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word."

Which side are you on?

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