Standing alone....


My articles will mean more to you if you will look up the Scriptures and study with me.

Have you ever felt alone? As a Christian, do you feel increasingly alone in a world that is rejecting the God of the Holy Bible or is a least remaking Him into their own image and likeness?


Many people don’t like to be alone…


ALONE!



For some that is a scary word. For some that is a sought after word.

Some people fight loneliness with loudness: Music, radio, TV, Phones, Instant messenger

DID YOU KNOW

3 out of 5 people in America are lonely (Thats 60%)...And loneliness is on the rise. A report, led by the health insurer Cigna, found a nearly 13% rise in loneliness since 2018

But what about this idea of being alone....


In the Bible, we find that many of God’s people had to stand alone!


A. Jacob - Genesis 32:24

B. Moses - Numbers 11:10–14, Deuteronomy 1:9, Deuteronomy 1:12

C. Elijah - 1 Kings 19:14

D. Jeremiah - Jeremiah 15:17, Jeremiah 16:1–2

E. Martha - Luke 10:40

F. Paul - 2 Timothy 1:15, 2 Timothy 4:10, 2 Timothy 4:16


But, my question to you is, “Were they really alone?”


When you think of Jacob, the answer is “no.” The Bible says, “There wrestled a man with him….”




In the case of Moses, the answer is “No.” Read Numbers 11:16.




How about Elijah? Was he alone? Again, the answer is “No.” Read I Kings 19:18 and Romans 11:4.




Let’s continue, as we think about Jeremiah. He wasn’t really alone either. Jeremiah was in a very difficult place. The people of Judah were rejected. Jeremiah 15:1. Jeremiah was cursed and persecuted by others - Jeremiah 15:10,15. But he did have something and someone. The someone was God (Jeremiah 15:1). That something was the Word of God - Jeremiah 15:16.




Martha was not really alone either, even though she felt like it. Mary was there. Jesus was there, as were many others….