SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:39-40
Just as much as we want the nation saved we have to be willing to do our part to turn hearts to the Lord. That is what we see in 1 Kings 18: 39-40 which says, “Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, ‘The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God! And Elijah said to them, ‘Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!’ So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.” In this passage there are 850 false prophets all dead. If we cannot pray for perpetrators to be cut off, we cannot fully participate in saving the nation. If we cannot deal with and effectively resist the enemy and change the downhill path to wickedness, then we are nicer than God. Are we going to pray death and destruction on the perpetrators? Are we doing to ask God to either turn them or cut them off or remove them or let death seize them and take them into hell where they belong? Can we really pray that? We have to have the right heart to do this and we have to know we are hearing the Lord. The ‘kindness’ of passivity prolongs and encourages the slide into evil. So what are we going to do? What is it going to be? Didn’t Jesus say that “broad is the way that leads to destruction.” Will we choose the narrow way? It is not an easy way, but it is salvation’s way!