PRAISE FOR COMPLAINTS – Thu, Jun 07, 2018


1 Kings 19:16,18 KJV

And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

[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.

Many questions flooded my thoughts while I read this account of Elijah, the renowned prophet of God, who fled the City in fear of the wrath of Jezebel.

Why would the man of God flee from the pagan queen just after commanding fire from heaven to shame her gods in a powerful and dramatic encounter?
Was the prophet complaining too much or his fear was legitimate?
Did God immediately name his successor (Elisha) because He had had enough of Elijah’s complains?

Bear in mind that when Elijah complained of being the only one left of God and requested for his to be taken, God revealed that there were yet 7,000 who had not bowed to Baal (v18). So then is it ok to conclude that Elijah left the scene much earlier than God would have had him?

I may not have answers to all these, but I’m inclined to believe so because I believe complaints only wear people down and probably God shares the same sentiments.
Find reasons to replace your complaints to God with acts of gratitude and see what results that will yield instead. There is a cause to praise Him in every situation.

Have a blessed day.
#CarllyDevotionals #1ChapterADay #OCP

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