Devotion of the Day

The Good Old Days

Where is the Lord God of Elijah?
2 Kings 2:14

Elisha did not ask for the return of Elijah or sigh for the good old days of Elijah. Some of us are like Saul trying to call up departed Samuels. “What would Moody do today? Oh, for the times we used to have!”

A subscriber wrote to a magazine editor, “Your magazine is not as good as it used to be.” The editor replied, “It never has been.” The times have never been as good as they used to be! The Early Church, fresh from Pentecost, had barely started, when “‘there arose a murmuring.” Look at Corinth! Don’t forget Ananias and Sapphira, the Galatians and Colossians, Euodia and Syntyche, the plight of Ephesus, Sardis, Laodicea. It has always been so, yet God has carried on.

Looking back to the good old days is not the way out. Looking up to the God of All the Days is.

Elijah goes, but “thou, O Lord, remainest.”

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.

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