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“No Fear of God Before His Eyes”

“Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes” Psalm 36:1. Evil is certainly loud … and flashy! And it abounds! Just turn on your TV or check what’s trending on social media and you would conclude that there’s not much that godly people can do in the face of such reckless hate. Has God lost? Are we truly alone? No, when Elijah felt this way after the wicked queen Jezebel threatened his life, God reassured him that He had reserved 7,000 who had not bowed the knee to Baal. So, where were they? Scattered throughout Israel. Evil in Elijah’s day, as in David’s, had grown so prevalent that the prophet seemed like an island in a sea of wickedness. And the waves were rough. Sounds like a Christian today. But God also wanted to show Elijah that He was stronger and still in control. Calling him to stand on the mountain while a great wind, earthquake, and fire tore the world apart around him, God showed Elijah that the world, for all its bluster and darkness, was nothing compared to the low whisper. Because of the powerful presence that Elijah felt in that, he covered his face. David concludes this also: “In Your light we see light.”