Wednesday: June 10, 2020
1 Kings 18:21 Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.
Watching a pendulum sway from side to side can appear a rather enjoyable activity, but it can also get tiring. That constant wavering, to and fro, for an undetermined amount of time can turn out exhausting for anyone who has to watch. Likewise, when individuals sway between opinions and decisions, it gets confusing.
When a clear pattern or line of thought isn’t evident, it opens up a portal that causes others to make up reasons that may have no relevance to the particular situation. Are they for me or against me? Are they really who they say they are? Are they working as hard as they claim to be? When there is a constant sway and change of position, we lose many who have the intention to follow.
Stability is something that is fundamental to every relationship: human or with God because it is the basis of faith and trust. The singular conviction that God is God, that God is good, that God is merciful causes us to lower our anchors in Him. In the same way, our relationship with others also benefit from an established basis of trust and single-mindedness.
If you are for, show it; if against, take your stand. But don’t stay on the fence or keep jumping between points at the least opportunity because that gets confusing and when one can’t follow the constant variation, interest diminishes. So settle on stable ground and make up your mind.