Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thurs., 10/15/15 Devotion (1 Ki. 18:21a)

Today's encouragement comes from 1 Kings 18:21a, where we read these words:

"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. . . . ' "

We should appreciate this perspective, put out by Elijah. Even today this same principle applies. All people worship some deity (alleged, or true). "Let the best [God] win," as the saying goes. Is the Muslim god the true one? Then all should worship him (or it). Is the atheists' god the true one? Then we should bow down to it. Is the secularists' god true? Let all people honor it (or her, or whatever). Is the God of the True Christian Religion the only Real De-ity? Then, let all humans and angels worship Him.

It turns out that the Holy Trinity *is* the one and only God. We know this—among other reasons—primarily by the resurrection of the Son of God, who lives and reigns today. Christ can withstand all pretenders to His throne. Let us worship Him; and let us not fear any fake gods.

[Puritan quote of the day: "There are the greatest reasons in the world to be a Christian . . . “ —Richard Sibbes, in "Glorious Freedom"]