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God Has Not Rejected His People

11 (A) Am I saying that God has turned his back on his people? Certainly not! I am one of the people of Israel, and I myself am a descendant of Abraham from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not turn his back on his chosen people. Don't you remember reading in the Scriptures how Elijah complained to God about the people of Israel? (B) He said, “Lord, they killed your prophets and destroyed your altars. I am the only one left, and now they want to kill me.”

(C) But the Lord told Elijah, “I still have 7,000 followers who have not worshiped Baal.”

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