TUESDAY, JUNE 28
21 Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.
1 Kings 18:21 (NLT)
THE BIGGEST LIFE BATTLES ARE FOUGHT IN THE HEART
A man who had a high opinion of himself stepped on a coin-operated scale that dispensed a card, giving his weight and comments about his personality. After reading the card, he handed it to his wife and said, “Here, look at this!” She took it and read aloud, “You are dynamic, a born leader, handsome, and much admired by women for your personality.” Giving it a second look, she added, “Hmmm, I see it’s got your weight wrong too!” (Our Daily Bread)
The Isrealites in 1 Kings 18:21 had two different opinions battling within their own hearts. On one hand, they believed in the one true God. On the other hand, they were also trying to worship Baal. God didn’t send Elijah to fight the prophets. God sent Elijah to battle for the hearts of the Isrealites.
Mike shared that no one can serve two masters. What or who are the biggest things that compete to be master of your life?
Praise Jesus as the one true God. Ask God to help you recognize anything in your heart that is competing with Him for first place.