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Mon 27th July – 1 Kings 18:36-38
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Mon 27th July – Read 1 Kings 18:36-38
V36: After the utter failure of the prophets of Baal and their so-called god, Elijah, at the designated time of the evening sacrifice to the Lord, calls on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel and became the name of the nation – God’s chosen people, but now in this tragic state of apostasy. He asks the Lord to vindicate His own Name, and prove that he, Elijah, is truly God’s servant who has done all that he has done in obedience to God’s revealed word.
V37: His prayer is that God will not only show that He is the living God, but that in doing so He will turn His people’s hearts back to Him. In effect, he is praying for God’s mercy and grace to restore His people. How often do we pray for God’s mercy upon our undeserving nation, even in salvation blessing?
V38: And the Lord hears and answers – His fire falls from heaven, consuming not only the sacrifice and wood, but the very stones and the water from the trench! What a demonstration of God’s almighty and incomparable power, where the “fire god” Baal has so signally failed. Let us never forget that this God is our God still today.