18:26-31: "So they took the bull given them and prepared
it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. 'O Baal, answer us!' they
shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they
"At noon Elijah began to taunt them. 'Shout louder!' he said. 'Surely he
is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and
must be awakened.'"
Psalm 2:4-6: "The kings of the earth take their
stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. 'Let
us break their chains,' they say, 'and throw off their fetters.' The One enthroned in
heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies
them in his wrath, saying, 'I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.'"
Matthew 7:3-5: "Why do you look at the speck of
sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can
you say to your brother 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there
is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and
then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."