Monday, June 02, 2014

Yahweh, Day 79

Day 79, Yahweh… The Role of a Servant
1Kings 18:36-39 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
"Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things. Answer me, Lord! Answer me so that this people will know that You, Yahweh, are God and that You have turned their hearts back."
Then Yahweh's fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, "Yahweh, He is God! Yahweh, He is God!"
We tend to look down on the idea of being a … servant.  For us the idea is demeaning ... the idea of being a servant ... but not really so demeaning in Israel.  In the Hebrew mind it was an honor to serve in the King's court ... it was an honor to serve the King.
For Elijah to refer to himself as the servant of Yahweh ... what an honor and what a place of humble recognition .... a dream that was really unthinkable to mortal man.
Could we raise our heads to grasp the honor of the title …Servant of Yahweh ... then could we for just a moment consider actually embracing the idea?
Intercessory Prayer: Oh Father!  Restore to us right thinking!  Help us to see the honor in being servants to You, our Lord and Master.  Help us to see the honor to be a part of building Your Kingdom … instead of building our own very little kingdoms.  I ask this for Your Name’s sake.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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