Wavering Faith

Re:Verse passage – 1 Kings 18:30-39 (day five)  

“How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.”  The Israelites had a heart problem. Nothing new. Same tendency we see throughout scripture and even in believers today. The word “hesitate” is translated in other versions as “waver”, “sit on the fence”, and “limp” to name a few. Speaks of a divided heart and faith. Presents as weakness and  godlessness. Trust and commitment that has waned and drifted to things and people other than the Living God. Anything that supersedes God in our trust, priorities, obedience = idol. The result often looks like spiritual hesitancy, inactivity, apathy, and powerlessness. (The Israelites) The New Testament has plenty to say about this common condition too…

“But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭8‬

“They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” 2 Timothy‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬

“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Revelation‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬-‭16‬

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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