Wednesday, October 9, 2013

day no. 12, 770: no bull‏

1 Kings 18:26-29

26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention.

I love Elijah.
"Hey guys! Maybe you should consider speaking up. Your god is probably daydreaming about doulel-stuff oreos or something. Maybe he's in the bathroom and can't be bothered right now. Maybe he is out-of-the-office and forgot to set his Outlook to reflect that fact. Or maybe he's taking a nap." (VVCSV)
As funny as Elijah's mockery is, I can't help think about how sad those last words are,
"there was no voice. no one answered; no one paid attention."

Ignorance ends in being ignored.

Romans 10:3-4

3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
If you do not submit to God's righteousness, rest assured your self-righteousness will not persuade Him to action on your behalf.

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