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Friday, October 6, 2023

Choosing God

1 Kings: 18: 21.

“Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” The people did not answer him a word.”

God gave human beings free will.  Free will means that we are born with the ability to choose or not choose the one true God.  Elijah asked the people to make this decision; telling them that they could not worship two gods.  

Sometimes we are like Elijah’s congregation.  We like the things of this world, but we like the teachings of Christianity, so our feet are in both.  Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 6: 24 that they could not serve two masters and if they tried,  “Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

God gave us the power to choose.  Who will we worship?  Who will we serve?

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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