1 Kings 18:21 “Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.”
During the time of Elijah, vast majority of Israelites are sitting in the middle of the road between God and Baal. Yes they worship God, but they also go in the opposite direction and worship Baal. There was a wavering in their minds as to who the true God is and this caused a lack of genuine commitment to either! In the New Testament, they are like today’s Laodicean Church where believers were neither hot nor cold. Elijah’s question was “How long?” “How long are you going to continue in this state?” “When are you going to finally make a proper commitment to the Lord and stick with Him?” And look at how the people responded: “the people said nothing.” They responded by not responding! This silence spoke volumes!
This verse also speaks to us today. Many are neither hot nor cold. Believers will just believe anything that their favorite ministers will tell them even if they are opposing opinions. Remember this: Truth cannot be two sided. THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH. No two person telling two different and opposing things are both true. ONE OF THEM IS WRONG. This is the importance of having the Absolute. WE NEED TO ALWAYS CONSULT THE ABSOLUTE, which is the Word. Our Lord does not care about our opinions. He cares only for His Word. You need to side with the Word. Don’t stay in the middle of the road.
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