Are we better than our ancestors?

The material concept of life, with all its limitations, never has been nor ever can be our actual being.

At a time of crisis in his prophetic mission, the Old Testament prophet Elijah protested, “I am not better than my fathers” (I Kings 19:4). Up to this point, he had acted as God’s faithful spokesman, denouncing the pagan Baal worship practiced by Ahab, king of Israel, and his wife, Jezebel. 

While Ahab and his kingdom endured a terrible drought (symbolizing, perhaps, a drought of spirituality), God had furnished Elijah with nourishment, first in the wilderness and then in the home of a widow in Zarephath. Then, at God’s direction, Elijah had courageously challenged Ahab to a showdown, demanding that the children of Israel choose between Baal and the Lord Almighty based on a test of the respective deities’ powers. 

A trustworthy guide to employment
November 22, 2021

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