In 1 Kings 18, we find the amazing story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal going head to head in making sacrifices to their respective gods. Elijah asks God’s people to choose whether they will be loyal to God or to Baal…unfortunately, before the sacrifices are made, no one in the crowd says a word.
Elijah said, “If the Lord is God, stop playing with God. If the Lord is God, follow Him.” What he meant is still applicable to us today: we can’t simply acknowledge God every now and then; we can’t just throw Him five dollars in the offering periodically and feel like we’ve done our due. If the Lord is God, we must truly follow Him.