And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
1 Kings 18:21
If you had taken a survey in the time of Elijah, the vast majority of people in Israel would have said that they believed in the Lord, the God of their fathers. The problem was that under the onslaught of Baalism, their walk with the Lord had become hopelessly compromised.
That’s the significance of the word “halt.” How long will you go on halting between two opinions? You cannot worship God, and at the same time, craft your own truth, your own morality or your own life purpose. As long as you try to do both, you will be limping along.
Years had passed, and these people who knew about the Lord had not come to a decision. What about you? Here you are in church. How many years has that been? You have been taught about God. You have some kind of faith, but it is not clear cut. In some measure, you are attempting to embrace Christ and the world at the same time.