“Elijah approached all the people and said, ‘How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!’ But the people did not say a word.”
1 Kings 18.21
The people of Israel desired to have both God and Baal. Elijah brought them to a point of decision. They must choose. The Lord would not allow them not to choose.
Do I want both God and some desire of mine which has become my idol? Am I suspended wanting both to serve God and to serve sin? No one can serve two masters.
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That might be an appropriate title for chapter 16 of 1 Kings: “From Bad to Worse.” Abandonment of the Lord produced debauchery, murder, division, idolatry. The chapter shows divine justice being carried out in the midst of a nation’s perfidy. Here are a few lessons from the chapter. Continue reading
Reading in 1 Kings this morning, I noticed a striking fact. The first nine chapters cover Solomon’s rise, wisdom, and activities in temple building. Chapter ten pictures his lavish wealth. Then, immediately following the riches of chapter ten comes his sorry apostasy in chapter eleven. Coincidence? And does it have anything to teach America?