On Mount Carmel Elijah questioned the Israelites and the prophets on whom they follow.  Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the LORD is GOD, follow HIM!  But if Baal is god, then follow him!”

1 Kings 18:21  But the people were completely silent. 

Why were they silent? Some may have not believed in GOD or perhaps they enjoyed living a life of sin.  If they truly believed in GOD they should have spoken the truth and stand up for what they believed in.  Though, they could have also feared the king.  In the beginning of this chapter Ahab’s wife attempted to kill all of the LORD’s prophets. Why, because they spoke the truth about the abomination of those days; not following GOD’s command and worshipping false gods. It’s possible; some believers were silent out of fear. 

We face that today, in some country’s believers are being killed for their faith. While others are silent, out of fear of ridicule for being a follower of JESUS CHRIST our King.  As a believer we must stand up for our faith in HIM!


-Ed Santa Elena


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