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Life Application Truth-Unwavering Loyalty

January 26th, 2012

JOHN SHIRK-From First 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.”

The invitation of Jesus to His disciples was “Follow me.”  That invitation extends to us today as well. He is drawing us away from attachment to the things of this world-the pursuit of riches, fame, and selfish pleasures, and He is drawing us to a new way of life that includes placing our trust in Jesus and pledging our allegiance to Him with our souls.

Sometimes the voices in the world such as the media, our peers, or even family members in some cases, may try to apply pressure to put our faith somewhere else. Our own sinful nature wages war on our soul. Yet, God lovingly calls us to unwavering devotion to Him.

Elijah’s words challenge us to get off the fence of divided loyalties and go in the direction of the true God.

Unwavering loyalty to God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


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