Monday September 12, 2022
Scripture Passage: 1 Kings 17: Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!”
Life Lesson: The Word of God is as dependable, sure and true as is the reality that God not only exists but lives eternally.
– Many today question the veracity and reliability of the Word of God. It is a painfully sad commentary on our culture that while we seem ready and willing to believe information based almost entirely upon emotional sentiment devoid of any scientific evidence to substantiate it, many are all too willing to call into question the time tested and proven Word of the Lord.
– This fact is unfortunately not simply a biproduct of modernity, it was alive and well even in the days of Elijah some three thousand years ago. In fact, it showed up originally in the Garden of God when the serpent suggested to the woman that the Word of God was not only untrustworthy but it was also intentionally misleading.
– In Elijah’s day, the people allowed their wicked leader to turn them away from faith in the One true God in exchange for the cultural popular religions of the Canaanites, namely the worship of Baal and Asherah.
– Christian we must guard our hearts against the intoxicating influences of a society inundated with everchanging moral values influenced by cultural relativism and hedonism; in other words, guard your heart against sinners following their own sinful desires.
– We too need to heed the call of Elijah when he says, “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve”. Let me tell you something, for those who think it wise to stay current with whatever is considered “truth” today, I will say just this, God’s Word never changes! The Word of the Lord remains forever! For those ministries who fret over trying to stay relevant to a constantly changing society, let me offer this insight from psalm 84: 10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Amen! Peter wrote, 1 Peter 1: 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” Stand upon the solid rock of the Word of the Lord not on the constantly shifting sands of this generation!