Stop Hobbling

Stop Hobbling

1 Kings 18:20-21 (NLT)

So Ahab summoned all the people of Israel and the prophets to Mount Carmel. Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.

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The nation of Israel was living in confusion during the times of Elijah, the prophet. The nation’s ruling authorities had imposed norms that were far removed from God’s commands and had produced a culture that was void of His blessing. One tangible consequence was that it had not rained for more than three years.

In today’s passage, the prophet challenges the people and their prophets to stop letting their hearts be divided between two opinions and instead to decisively follow God.

Just as in those times, we also have a current flowing through our culture in our times that invites––and even pressures––everyone to do as they please; that exalts corruption, debauchery, abortion, drugs, the deformation and destruction of the family, dishonor toward others, disrespect toward God…and so on and so forth. But history clearly teaches us that this path only leads to destruction.

On the other hand, we can follow the Creator God of heaven and earth, who offers us a belief set that is absolute, sure and ​​lasts forever. Where we have sinned, we can find forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ. For every step that we take, we can freely access the guidance of The Holy Spirit. When we follow it, we can live assured that His blessing will follow us every day of our lives.

Today is your day to stop “hobbling.”

Pray like this: Father God, I renew my faith in You as my Creator and my God. I fully trust Your promises and Your counsel. I ask Your forgiveness for all my wrong doing, and I receive the thorough cleansing of all my sins because of what Jesus did on the cross. I now invite You, Holy Spirit, to guide my steps away from evil and into every righteous word and deed. And I thank You for all of this in the name of Jesus, Amen!

Have a blessed day!

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