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1 Kings 18:17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?”
In contrast to Ahab’s waffling and wandering away, Jesus’ whole life and ministry shows us that relying on God’s authority—on God’s essential goodness—leads to abundant life. But the powers of this world work tirelessly to undermine this deep truth. To follow Jesus presupposes our willingness to make trouble for the powerful, to be brave enough to take up our own crosses and walk.
MOVING FORWARD: Do you feel called to take a stand on a particular issue of justice? Write to your state or national representative and make the case for a way the issue reflects God’s goodness.