Limping Along


The word limping is found twice in the story of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal on top of Mount Carmel. The prophets of Baal are described as limping around their altar, and Elijah asks the Israelites how long they will go limping between two different opinions. Limping can be translated hopping or dancing if that helps you picture the scene.

It’s time to decide whom you are going to follow. You need to stop dancing between two positions. It’s time to commit.

Elijah asks God for a sign to show the people that He is their God. God answers with fire from heaven.

Elijah points out that it is also a sign that God is with Elijah and that Elijah is doing all this at God’s word.

What if there is no sign from heaven? What if you ask for fire and it’s quite and still? Do you walk away? Do you still know God is real and is your God?

If you believe, then stop limping along, dancing between two worlds. You are in the world or separate from the world. You are a citizen of this world or a citizen of heaven. You are a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness. It’s one or the other.

The line will be drawn in the sand and you’ll have to choose a side.

In what we call the Tribulation, the Bible talks about not being able to buy or sell without taking the mark of the beast. It also says that those who take the mark of the beast will be tormented in hell.

Do you believe that God is your god so much so that you would be able to give up buying and selling for His sake? If you are wavering on that, then you haven’t made God your God.

Take a stand.

The Bible says that if we deny Christ, He will deny us. When Jesus denies someone and tells them He never knew them, they end up weeping and gnashing their teeth.

If your life depended on your denying Christ, would you refuse to do it? If you are wavering on that, then you haven’t made God your God.

Decide whom you will serve. And stop limping.