Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. I Kings 18:21
Christians say that their God is the real McCoy. Christians say that Jesus Christ is in fact the Son of God. Christians say that their God is the King of Kings and Lord of lords, the King above all Gods. I say, we need to do our talking on the court and we need to prove it on the field.
If our God is in fact “The God,” and the “Only Wise God,” then the proof should be in the pudding. The law and the facts, the evidence and our testimony, the confirmation and the substantiation of our reigning, ruling and righteous LORD God should in fact be our lives. The support for our Almighty, all-powerful, omnipotent and omniscient, terrible and terrific God must be in the life of a sinner turned into a saint.
LeSean McCoy was the NFL’s rushing leader last year. And the Eagles beat Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. That was then; this is now. Now, if my Eagles are to defend their NFC East crown and advance further in the playoffs this year, they’re going to have to do their tailing “on the court” and prove their dominance on the field.
Our God does His talking on the court and He proves Himself on the field. He is the God of upsets, comebacks and turnarounds. And He is the God of victory and triumph. Athletically speaking, in college basketball, Kentucky is No. 1 in the polls. And as long as they keep winning by double-digit margins, they are in fact doing their talking on the court. On the gridiron, Alabama, TCU, Oregon and Florida St. all say that they should be in the college football playoffs and that they in fact will win the National Championship of College Football. (Did I hear someone say Ohio State?) I say, prove it on the field.
Elijah did his talking on the court and he proved that His God was supreme and superior on the field. Elijah declared that Jehovah was God. Not Baal. Not Ashtoreth. Not any other “god.” Only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had won the right to be called God. And the prophet set out to prove it.
So how about it? Are you up to the challenge? Are you willing to let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify God the Father, the only true God, in Heaven? If God is God, then proving it should be a piece of cake.
When we do our talking on the court and allow God to prove Himself on the field, we do not minimize living a saintly life. When we do things God’s way and run our race in God’s lane, since we are made in God’s likeness, proving His sovereignty and majesty and authority should in fact be easier done than said.