Believing GOD can be Lonely
Notice I did not say “believing IN, God”. Many people say they believe in God or even evoke GOD’s name in emotional moments: but do they believe what GOD tells us? That we are all sinners and fall short? That we cannot work our way into Heaven? That Jesus is the only way, the truth and the light?
1 Kings 18:22 ESV
Then Elijah said to the people, “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.
This is why fellowship is so important:
In 2 Kings 6 when Syria was coming to war against Israel a young man in great fear express this to the Prophet Elisha:
2 Kings 6:15-17 ESV
15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Commit to one another to follow the path of righteousness; be accountable for what you know from The Word of GOD.
Galatians 6:1-5 ESV
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.
Never Forsaken – Hillsong Worship