Saturday, September 28, 2019

1 Kings 18:38-39 NIV 2011

Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. 

When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

God commanded Elijah to return to Israel. The kingdom was drought ridden and unrepentant. Elijah presented himself before the king, Ahab, at Mount Carmel. After the failure of the Baal prophets, he repaired the altar of the Lord, arranged wood and cut pieces of the sacrificial bull. Those present doused the wood with more water than necessary. Elijah prayed for the people to see God’s hand. God was present for the Israelites in the wilderness, Leviticus 9:24, as He was for the Jews. Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God…” Believers in Christ see God isn’t early but He’s never late.

Not much has changed in the world today. Men and women make damaging choices in the choices they make just as they did in Elijah’s day. They worship anything but the Lord. Thankfully, we as believers remain faithful to God’s Word as we study and live for Him. Driving to the airport late last night to pick up my husband, through the dark and rain I prayed God would guide my way. The rain ended and my God was precisely on time.

Where do we see God’s timely presence?

Waiting daily,

S

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