A Call To The Remnant

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God always keeps a Remnant (Jim Cymbala)

Posted by appolus on December 6, 2017

I love the fact that no matter how ungodly the world becomes, some people still maintain their devotion to God and one another. No matter how much betrayal and debauchery we see on every side, some people still believe in duty, love, and honor. God is faithful to bless those whose hearts are attuned to him. They may not be in the majority; in fact, they usually are not. But they don’t mind; they keep on doing the right thing.

Many times today, those who love the Lord with all their heart and are sincere about following him feel bereft and alone. They look around at the corruption both outside and, unfortunately, inside the church, and they say, “How can people act that way? Don’t they know any better?” The enemy often tries to get us to give up and compromise ourselves.

In such a moment, we need to hear God’s voice reminding us of what he told Elijah at a low point of discouragement: there were still 7,000 others who had not bowed the knee to the idol of Baal. Elijah was not the only one after all.

Jesus said, “Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). God is looking for people in every age who choose his small gate and narrow road. They want to please him regardless of how opposite the cultural tide is running. They will be his holy remnant. On these God will pour out his abundance in surprising measure. (Jim Cymbala)

“[Elijah] replied, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.’” (1 Kings 19:10 NIV).

5 Responses to “God always keeps a Remnant (Jim Cymbala)”

  1. Bad Wolf said

    “on every side” So you’re a Republican.

    • Steve said

      Bad Wolf: ?

      If I understand Frank’s post right, he’s just saying evil is pervasive in our society (even in the church).

      That seems an accurate assessment, and one that precludes any partisanship, doesn’t it ?

    • appolus said

      Hey Bad Wold, that comment is really weird, would not even know how to address it…………….Frank

  2. grandmom said

    I enjoy all of your columns. There is a spiritual battle going on and we need to maintain our focus and not be distracted or discouraged by all the trouble in the world. Blessings!

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