How Long Will You Falter Between Two Opinions
1 Kings 18:21: “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.”
To falter between 2 opinions literally means, “to limp along on or between 2 twigs.” Elijah’s challenge today is still uncomfortable but awesome because it speaks so clearly to the church around the world. So many are trying to play both sides of the fence, keeping a foot in both worlds. Pastor A. W. Tozer said it well:
Whoever is on God’s side is on the winning side and cannot lose; whoever is on the other side is on the losing side and cannot win. Here there is no chance, no gamble. There is freedom to choose which side we shall be on but no freedom to negotiate the results of the choice once it is made. By the mercy of God we may repent a wrong choice and alter the consequences by making a new and right choice. Beyond that we cannot go.
Take your Christian living seriously. Give yourself wholeheartedly to the Lord.
“LORD, we choose You again this day, no compromise, no turning back, no hopping back and forth between You and the world.”