That’s A Good Idea
September 2, 2021

Today’s 333 Devotional: “That’s A Good Idea”

When will we say, “Hey, that’s a good idea,” when it comes to God’s word?

Elijah had pronounced a drought upon the land in response to the people’s continued disobedience to God’s commands.

To King Ahab Elijah said, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and you have followed the Baals.” (1 Kings 18:18)

Elijah then told Ahab to call the false prophets to Mount Carmel for a test to see who is God.

What I find interesting is the people’s reluctance to choose God. It says when Elijah came to the people saying, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him,” the people didn’t say a word, but kept silent (1 Kings 18:21).

They weren’t quite ready to commit to God. But when Elijah set the parameters for the contest, the people said, “that is a good idea.” (1 Kings 18:24)

And so, it was set, and God answered Elijah’s prayer by fire out of heaven and the people fell on their faces saying, “The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God.” (1 Kings 18:39)

And while this was a good thing, it wasn’t the best. The best thing the people could have done is to put their faith in God and trust Him without seeing the miracle.

Thomas doubted Jesus’s resurrection saying that unless he sees Jesus and His scars, he wouldn’t believe (John 20:25).

When Jesus showed Himself once again, He said to Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

Jesus also said, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign.” (Matthew 12:39)

Therefore, I think it’s a good idea that we believe in God and in His word without having to have a sign from above.

What do you think?









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