The people in Elijah’s day didn’t completely disregard the LORD; they still considered Him the One who rescued them from Egypt and brought them into the land. The problem was most of the people began to honor the gods of the people more after they came in. In 1 Kings 18:21 Elijah says to the people, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." This is the same problem we see today with a different “face.” People say they are a Christian, but they have “two opinions,” or as James says “double minded.” If the LORD is God, we should want to follow Him and all His ways.
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We all must learn to stand in difficult situations; often it feels we are alone when we are not. Even if there was no other person standing with us, the Lord will not leave our side. Elijah said in 1 Kings 19:10, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life." We must fight the good fight of faith knowing God will be faithful to us and He will put the right people in our life to help us.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan