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August 19, 2013

In reading study helps on Elijah again, I came across two that may be repetitious of what I have posted previously. Yet the Lord is showing me they need to be addressed again.

If we just float along through life in our one man kayak, allowing the current to take us wherever is fun or pleasant , “we will someday discover that we have been worshiping a false god–ourselves.” *

Before we say the Old Testament stories are irrelevant to us today because they pertain to people bowing down to images of wood or stone, let’s step back and look at a more accurate picture. “The gods we may be tempted to follow are not idols of wood or stone, but they are just as false and dangerous because they cause us to depend on something other than God. Power, status, appearance, or material possessions can become our gods if we devote our lives to them. But when we reach times of crisis and desperately call out to these gods, there will only be silence. They can offer no true answers, no guidance, and no wisdom.” **

From footnote in the Life Application Study Bible for 1 Kings 18: 21

From footnote in the Life Application Study Bible for 1 Kings 18: 29

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