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August 19, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 19 (ESV)

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.....Continue Reading

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  1. ” 11And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 13And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

  2. Wow, from a stunning and faith building victory to a fearful, escaping defeat. It always amazes me to see Elijah’s faith faltering here after God provided such a clear demonstration of His power on Mt Carmel. But sometime we are at our weakest after a victory. And God is both encouraging and convicting to Elijah (and us)…what are you doing here (as in why did you run from where you were). and let me reveal myself very personally to you. And it says a lot about God that He is in the still small voice and not the wind, earthquake or fire. He is a God of majesty, power and authority, but also One of mercy and compassion who seeks to relate to us personally and quietly. And after this challenge and encouragement, Elijah is given his assignments. Elisha shows himself ready to give his all to what God is calling him to.

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