Lessons from the Old Testament: Elijah. October 15, 2014
“Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 1 Kings 18:37
The Life of Elijah
The Famine (1 Kings 17:1-6)
-God had a plan to provide for Elijah during Israel’s famine, and Elijah simply obeyed.
The Widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7-16)
– Again, Elijah simply obeys. And again God’s Word proves to be true and trustworthy.
The Widow’s Son Dies (1 Kings 17:17-24)
-In verse 20, Elijah “Cries out to the Lord”.
-Verse 22, God hears Elijah’s cry for help.
*This demonstrates to us that God hears our prayers. And, that God is a God of compassion.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:18-39)
-In verse 18 we see that Elijah’s faith in God enables him to have courage where others have let their fears control them.
-Despite the prophets’ best attempts, no one heard them and no one responded.
-After Elijah steps up and prepares his altar, he prays to God and God answers dramatically.
-The end result is that all the people knew and confessed “The LORD, He is God!”