We’re Not Alone

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

(1 Kings 19:10 NIV)

When Jezebel threatened to kill Elijah for killing the pagan prophets of Baal, he fled to Horeb, the mountain of God. When the Lord questioned him twice about being there, Elijah gave the same answer, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too” (1 Kings 19:10, 14). In the midst of the widespread apostasy in Israel, Elijah felt that he was the only one who had remained faithful. So the Lord reassured him that there were still “seven thousand in Israel–all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him” (v.18). When it seems like you’re the only one who’s faithful to God in your city or workplace, remember God’s answer to Elijah–there are many others who are still faithful too. You’re not alone.

We’re not the only ones faithful to God.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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