Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barbecue the Bull

1 Kings 19:21

“And he went back, and took the oxen and put them to death, and cooking their flesh with the yokes of the oxen, he gave the people a feast. Then he got up and went after Elijah and became his servant.”

Elisha took a dramatic step to seal his commitment. He burned the oxen. He not only offered an offering to the Lord but he made it impossible to return to use the tools of his former life.

Our commitments to the Lord need to be made without loopholes, escape hatches, and safety valves. Too many times we have started out spiritually with plans already made in the event this fails to work out. Conditional commitments rarely do. Unconditional surrender is a part of the walk with Jesus. Quit leaving the back door or a secluded window open as a way out. Just give it all to Jesus!

It is time to barbecue the bull. Anybody got a match?

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