With the Super Bowl coming up soon we are bound to hear a bunch of trash talkin’ from both teams. After my beloved Patriots lost last weekend one of the biggest trash talkers in the game (Terrell Suggs) from the Ravens didn’t disappoint his fans. He had this to say after the game. “We know you all had them (the Patriots) picked to win,” Suggs said. “Unfortunately, the bandwagon is full, and we want you all to come in two weeks and bet against us.
Denise and I are currently in Israel on a pilgrimage and we have already seen some great historic sites. Just today we saw the site of possibly the oldest trash talker in the history of man kind. Back around 560 B.C (over 2500 years ago) a prophet named Elijah battled 450 prophets.
Here are pictures of Denise and I on top of Mount Carmel where this happened and in front of the statue of Elijah.
He had both him and his opponents place an offering for their God and whoever’s offering burst into flames after calling to their God would prove to be correct.
Check out the full story here in 1 Kings 18:16-46.
Once his opponents were unsuccessful calling to their god, Elijah laid some Old Testament smack on them.
At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or he is relieving himself, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”
Yup. Elijah basically said their god didn’t answer because he was too busy taking a dump. Nice! Take that Terrell Suggs!
Elijah obviously knew he could back the trash talkin’ up with action and that’s exactly what happened.
Question of the Week
What would our lives look like if we lived with that amount of faith?