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Limping Between Opinions

1 Kings 18:19-23

Memory Verse:
“And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word” (1Kings 18:21).

King Ahab became king over Israel and reigned over Samaria for 22 years. He did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him. He married Jezebel, served and worshipped Baal and led Israel away from serving the living God.

He was confronted and challenged by Elijah who asked him to bring his prophets of Baal to a contest in the presence of all the Israelites. At Mount Carmel, all Israel gathered with the prophets of Baal and king Ahab, then Elijah challenged the people to stop limping between two opinions and firmly decide who to follow – the Lord, who is God, or Baal. Limping between opinions has to do with views, beliefs and attitudes. That is why Joshua also challenged the people of Israel in his days as he was rounding off his leadership to choose whom they will serve; whether idols or the living God (Joshua 24:15). He concluded by declaring that as for him and his household, they would serve the LORD. Moses, in Deuteronomy 30:15-20,also challenged the people to choose between life and death.

How long will you limp between spirituality and carnality? Remember, to be spiritually minded is life, but to be carnally minded is death. How long will you limp between serving God fully and following the secular world? How long will you limp between faith and doubt? Remember, without faith, it is impossible to please God. It is very important that you make up your mind about how to serve God, wholeheartedly or not at all.

Prayer Points:
1. Holy Spirit, please deliver me from limping between two opinions.
2. Lord, I receive strength to take steps in the right direction today.

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