Still Seven Thousand

I love the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel with the prophets of Baal. What a man of God! After this amazing victory that God gives, Jezebel seeks Elijah’s life, and Elijah becomes greatly discouraged. He feels incredibly alone. He feels like the only one left who is zealous for God, and twice he tells God as much. But God tells Elijah in 1 Kings 19:18 “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” Seven thousand! It may not be a lot compared to the entire population of Israel, but it sure is a lot compared to zero!

If standing up for truth starts to feel like a lonely task, be encouraged by this verse. And know that God has ‘seven thousand’ in this generation as well, souls who long for truth and for Him.



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