On The Fence

The idiom, “On the fence,” is a term used to describe a person who will not make a choice between two sides. In Israel, during the days of Elijah, King Ahab led the people to follow the god of his wife Jezebel, going against the command of God, even building an altar in Samaria. God sent Elijah to the people and he said to them in 1 Kings 18:21, “…How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” Israel was on the fence. They would not make a choice between God or the false god’s of the day.

Today, some people are still on the fence, not able to make a choice to believe God or not. There is so much information to read, about any subject imaginable, that we can get swept into the unbelievers realm of doubt. Take creation for instance, statistics say most people, even Christians, do not believe in the creation story of the Bible. To be in this position, puts you on the fence. To be a Bible believing Christian you must believe every word that is written, even if it is confusing or seems unprovable. If you can not fully believe in all of the Bible, then how can you believe in any of it?

In Hebrews 11, in the beginning of the great hall of faith, it says in verse 3, “By faith we understand the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”

This is telling us we are to believe by faith in the creation story handed to us by God in the Bible. The faith concept goes on into verse 6 saying, “And  without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Let us be ones who come to God in faith, believing every word He has left to us in his Bible, and make a choice for truth and Christianity.

Father, help us in our unbelief and doubting of your word. Lead us to the truth in all things that we may follow you by faith. In the name of Jesus, amen