Today’s reading: 1 Kings 16:29-17:7

Today we begin moving into one of my favorite stories in the Old Testament–the show down between Elijah and the prophets of Baal (see 1 Kings 18). The two primary people in this account are Ahab, who becomes king of Israel after the death of his father Omri, and God’s prophet, Elijah. Ahab was an evil ruler who did more to provoke God than all the kings before him (1 Kings 16:23). He showed no regard to God, choosing instead to serve, promote and worship Baal.

Elijah, on the other hand, was God’s man through and through. He was committed to living for God. The situation in which he finds himself is not an easy or comfortable one. Yet he trusted God completely, boldly proclaimed His message, and obediently carried out every instruction he received.

What stood out to you the most (from what we’ve read so far) about Elijah, and why? What did this passage reveal to you about God? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog