Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Noting The Troublemakers

1Ki 18:1-45, 17…when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?” 18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and have followed the Baals.

Ahab labeled Elijah as a troublemaker for proclaiming a drought in Israel (1Ki 17). In truth, Ahab was the troublemaker and his household, “… Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him”, 1Ki 16:33. The drought was sent to purge and restore Israel to God and remind them of their sustenance in Him.

Today God is considered the troublemaker and has been kicked out of schools, home, institutions etc. Many of calamities can be traced to the rejection of blessings and protections afforded by God. A child who refuses the hand of his father to assist him cross the busy highway of life has but exposed himself to danger. God is not the troublemaker, we are. Now, every trouble we find ourselves in is an invitation to pray, yet like the heathens we do more complaining than praying. We complain about what the government is doing wrong, we complain of what the heathens are doing to us, but we spend little or no time to stand and pray. The word through prayers is our greatest weapons.

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