What kind of God do you have?

God's mercy

Ps 133-136 Deaf-Dumb-Blind OR Hearing-Cognizant-Seeing

The psalmist writes that those who worship idols are deaf-dumb-blind. We see that in spades in the story of Elijah and the Baal “prophets” in 1Kings 18. The Baal worshipers sought to have their sacrifice burned up and spent an entire day calling Baal to perform, but he was silent. When it was Elijah’s turn in the contest, he called upon God and He answered immediately by burning up the sacrifice and licking up the water. Elijah asked the people: “If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!” They saw that Baal was an idol made by men’s hands and learned that those who trust in them are just like them: deaf-dumb-blind. Today, many also worship man-made idols. Am I guilty of this?

As Elijah proved, our living God’s mercy endures forever…forever…forever and He responds to the prayers of his people. The psalmist records that phrase over and over in Ps 136: “his mercy endures forever.” How grateful I am that I serve a God who hears-is cognizant-and sees, unlike Baal. Praise His Name.

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