August 5, I Kings 17:17-24
There are some different items I see in this section, first Elijah has been living with this woman for some time and just as he said they haven’t run out of food. Yet still she’s uncertain that he’s a prophet of God. Next her son dies from what we don’t know and she makes this conclusion that it’s because of her sin. That’s neurotic and has no basis in scripture. It’s a common concept though, even amongst pagans that if something bad happens I must have upset some god. Like karma. And when the prophet prays the boy is healed. Some will focus on the way he prayed, laying the boy on his bed and then laying on him, as if that ritual in itself moved God. Why he did it is unknown but not necessary, perhaps he just needed to do something to feel like he was doing something. But let me tell you about the real God, He does not seek vengeance on us for our sins, but sometimes our sins start things in motion that cause trouble. He doesn’t require any rituals to reach Him, you don’t have to be good, in fact you can’t be good enough. The God who created all things loves us, He simply wants us all to confess that we need Him and go to Him. That’s all it takes to find salvation, confess that you’re not good and ask Him to help.
Today's workout. chest-shoulders intervals.
High knees, push up, box hop, bench dip, jump rope, hug, windmill, db shoulder press.