TOPIC: What Doest Thou Here?
(Daily Manna DCLM 28 October 2018 Daily Devotional)
Text: 1 Kings 19:1-10 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?“ (1 Kings 19:9).
Elijah had doubtless fought a good fight of faith by single-handedly defeating, disgracing and destroying 450 prophets of Baal at the contest on Mount Carmel. Jezebel, the wicked wife of King Ahab, was most aggrieved and thus sent a threatening message to Elijah for what the great prophet had done. She swore never to stop until she destroyed Elijah.
Elijah seemed to have forgotten that the God of heaven who granted him victory on Mount Carmel was still there to protect him. He forgot that God would never lose any battle. As Elijah fled, God reckoned that he was running away from the path of duty and therefore was not in a place he was supposed to be at that point in time. For this reason, God asked him a pertinent question, “What doest thou here, Elijah?” Elijah’s great faith on Mount Carmel seemed to have vaporised at Horeb, the Mount of God.
The great questions every believer should ask himself or herself now are: Am I where I should be? Am I still on the path of duty? Am I planning to run away from where God is using me for His glory because of fear or a threat from a Jezebel or from any wicked personality? Am I planning to quit the ministry because of despair? The counsel of God for you is that you should not allow the fear of man to distract you because the fear of man brings one into a snare and perdition. As a child of God, you should not allow despair or success in ministry to hinder you from continuing in the work of the Lord.
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Daily Manna DCLM was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church.
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