Please read 1 Kings 17:8-24, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 19, and 1 Kings 20:1-22. Head on back when you’ve finished and let’s visit!
What a great day! Elijah continues to be obedient and has a great victory – isn’t that how it happens for us as well? I’ve heard people criticize Elijah for going into hiding after the great show against Baal’s prophets, when Jezebel swears revenge against him – but I think he was just exhausted, and didn’t feel equal to an immediate follow-up battle. (I understand that God is faithful – I’m just also understanding that Elijah was human). We get 2 chapters, but when you really think about being left alone, the only prophet of God in the middle of all that evil…. It was ALOT and it took more than the 5 minutes it took us to read it! He wanted a rest – I get it!
Love the wisdom of Ahab when Ben-Hadad threatens:
“Think about it – it’s easier to start a fight than end one” (1 Kings 20:11 MSG).
Truth. What about God using Ahab to strike the first blow? What a faith booster there!