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2nd March 2024



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If the Lord is God, follow Him . . .


1 Kings 18:21


All people throughout history, primitive or modern, have acknowledged some kind of deity. Archaeology has unearthed the ruins of many ancient civilizations, but none has ever been found that did not yield some evidence of a god who was worshipped. Man’s concepts of God have been as varied as his moods. He has made gods out of his imaginations in all kinds of multiple forms.


Anyone who tries to rationalise God will fail. The Bible describes the idols (gods) of man. “They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear” (Psalm 115:5-6).


This was proven long ago in the battle of the gods described in 1 Kings 18. King Ahab confronted the prophet Elijah saying, “Is it you—the biggest troublemaker in Israel?” (1 Kings 18:17). Elijah identified himself as the only prophet of the Lord present, but there were 450 prophets of Baal. Elijah asked, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow him!” (v 21).


The great showdown describes the silence from the gods of Baal, proving that Elijah’s God was the one and only true God by sending down fire to consume the sacrifice. 


This is the great question for humanity. How long will it take to decide between two choices? We must choose whether to follow the devil’s clever promises or God’s sure Word. There are two masters; we must all choose which master we will serve. Choose Christ, who lives to give eternal life to all who believe on Him.


Bible Reading

1 Kings 21:20-40.

Prayer

Father, help me to never falter, but to stand on the truth of Your Word. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.



















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