Romans 11: 2-4

God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew.  Don’t you know that the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah  – how he appealed to God against Israel:  “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left and they are trying to kill me”?  And what was God’s answer to him:  I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Elijah was desperate.  He could see only those who had turned against the Lord.  God, though, knew of 7,000 who had not turned away.  I find that to be a great comfort.  Sometimes our society and even the whole world seems to be spinning out of control, away from morality, away from godliness, bent on evil.  Our God, though, knows of the ones who love Him, who  cling to godliness, and who flee from evil.  Because of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, God has reserved us to Himself.

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