In the world but not of it

October 23, 2010

In the world but not of it…

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So Ahab summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. (Obadiah was a devoted follower of the LORD). 1 Kings 18:3

This brief statement in parentheses in the scripture; “Obadiah was a devoted follower of the Lord”, tells us that it is an important commentary on what is being said.

So why is this so important? First let me ask you how you feel about your responsibilities. It could be the responsibility of having a job or of raising a family. It could be the responsibility of getting an education or of being in a particular ministry.

The question is how do you view the responsibility you currently have? Is it a chore, literally or is it a joy?

Consider the time we spend wishing we were doing something else in life yet here in this passage we are reminded once again that God places people exactly and strategically where they need to be.

While it seemed that Elijah was battling Ahab and Jezebel alone, the Holy Spirit gives us insight that he was not alone and that the Lord had planted another believer not only nearby and not only in the palace but in charge of the palace. Obadiah held a senior role in a unique point in history.

This story teaches us so many truths. It illustrates that God is always at work in our lives. It teaches us that God is sovereign over everything.

It demonstrates that wherever the Lord has placed you today, no matter if He is preparing to move you or not, you are there by His divine providence.

It communicates that God loves people so much that He will raise up believers, promote them through life only to get them to the side of an unbelieving ruler or leader in order to reach them.

Obadiah was “in the world but not if it” and so are we…

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