Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.
Thurs 30th July – 1 Kings 19:1-3
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Thurs 30th July – Read 1 Kings 19:1-3
V1: Sadly, nothing has truly touched or changed Ahab. He returns home only to report to Jezebel – increasingly seen to be the “power behind the throne” who dominates her husband – what Elijah has done, including executing the prophets who were her proteges.
V2: She immediately sends a threat against Elijah’s life – he will be like them – dead – or let her god’s do the same to her. Her gods are, of course, nothing, and the true and living god will in His own time deal with Jezebel.
V3: At first reading, we are surely amazed to see the effect on Elijah. He is afraid for his life and flees to the city of Beersheba, deep in the southern kingdom of Judah, and some 80 miles from Jezreel. But only to leave his servant there. Is this the man who has just stood so fearless for God on Mount Carmel? Then we recall the words of James 5:17, and say – yes, he is a man ” just like us”. How often we may let our guard down after a time of great blessing, and be at our most vulnerable spiritually.