Daily Word

1 Kings 18

Read 1 Kings 18 – The supernatural continues, but this time with a sense of humor!  Wasn’t this a great chapter?  The region is in its third year of drought when the Lord tells Elijah to present himself to King Ahab.  He meets Obadiah (he was in charge of the palace, yet still a true servant of God – 18:3), and instructs him to tell Ahab.  King Ahab meets Elijah and a show-down is arranged… one just never knows what the Lord is going to come up with next!  All the prophets of Baal and Asherah who were supported by Jezebel (900 prophets – 18:19) bring forth two bulls – one to be offered to their god on an altar of wood, the other by Elijah.  Whichever god/God sets fire to the altar wins.  Were you giggling as you pictured what God’s Word said?  It is quite funny, “Perhaps your god is daydreaming or relieving himself,” Elijah suggested, 18:27.  I love this – and could retell it, but it is always best when you read it for yourself, and as you do, hold on to the fact that our God is amazing.  The same God that brought fire to the altar, and rain to the parched land also sent Jesus for your rescue.  He is with you and for you always.

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