標 題： 屬靈的持續力
經 節： 以利亞對亞哈說：「你現在可以上去吃喝，因為有多雨的響聲了。」（列王紀上十八章41節）
Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the
sound of abundance of rain.” (1 Kings 18:41)
Success can distract you as you seek to follow God’s will. Elijah’s
primary assignment was to announce when a drought would begin and end (1 Kings
17:1). God had told him to proclaim Ahab that the drought was an act of
judgment upon a people who worshiped idols rather than God. In the middle of
Elijah’s assignment, a spectacular thing happened. Elijah confronted the
prophets of Baal and called fire down from heaven, putting hundreds of priests
of Baal to death. This was one of the most awesome displays of God’s power
recorded in Scripture. Elijah could easily have focused strictly on that event.
Fire falling from heaven is much more spectacular than a rainstorm!
When something spectacular happens, we can easily be sidetracked. If
Elijah lived today, he might have begun a “Calling Down Fire from Heaven”
ministry! The dramatic is far more appealing to us than obedience to the
mundane. Destroying hundreds of Baal’s prophets would appear to be a climactic
victory for any prophet of God. Yet Elijah persisted in his assignment. He
announced the coming rain. This had been his primary message, and he delivered
If you aren’t careful, you may become so distracted by the successes you
experience that you never complete what God originally assigned you to do. Will
your success today cause you to disobey tomorrow?