Week Four of “Elijah” deals with 1 Kings 18:20-21. Elijah challenges the people with this statement:
If the Lord is God, follow him…”
Many people have made a rather casual “commitment” to follow God. This text challenges us to make a singular commitment — an overwhelming, passionate, life-altering, shocking devotion to Him.
- God doesn’t want to be your first thing but your everything. Many claim to put God first. The problem is that we often have several “close seconds.” God want to be your first, second, third… He wants to be the center of your life from which all else flows.
- Indecision is a costly thing. Don’t delay in making your life-choices.
- God will not share your devotion. Understand: God brooks no rivals. None.
- Following is more than mental assent but requires intensive action. It is behavior and not words. To be sure, words are important. But, as I grow older I learn that talk is cheap. Action costs. Action counts.