By This I Know
And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth. ~1 Kings 17:24
Credibility is when we back up what we say with our life and actions. It means we are genuine and believable. Through credibility, we show that we are worthy of trust. Credibility is an essential component of leadership. Without this, we are suspect and cannot lead and develop followers to a goal. Elijah is a case study on excellent credibility.
Credibility is demonstrated through character.
“And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God?” This is the first time this woman refers to Elijah as a man of God. As a man of God, his character of life was to be blameless and above reproach. As a man of God, his character was to depict that he spent time in God’s presence, both in the Word of God and in prayer. H