April 10 – Jesse Tree – Elijah

Read: I Kings 16:29-3317:118:116-45

“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him.’”  I Kings 18:26

Here they go again?  Worshiping Baal, setting up altars to false Gods, forgetting about the one true God who has brought their people through so much over generation after generation.  Won’t these people ever learn?

It is so easy to point fingers at the Israelites and think how foolish they were.  What were they thinking?  Yet aren’t we guilty of the same thing?  We might not worship wooden or stone statues, but we let our own “false gods” come between God and us.  Be it money, friends, sports, family, fame, jobs.  What is keeping you from worshiping God alone?  What do you depend on when faced with difficulties?  Who do you rely on day by day to help you make the right decisions in life?  Is your job or your favorite sport keeping you from attending church?  Is your schedule too busy to fit in visiting a friend or helping with a charitable project?  Is your life so full of STUFF that you don’t have time for daily Bible study?

“How long will you waver between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

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