Sunday, January 29, 2012

1 Kings 19

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Dick Sanders. His message was based on 1 Kings 19; a portion of the passage is below --

9And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
 10And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
 11And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
 12And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
 13And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

Funny that our current crisis is always the worst. Elijah forgot who his God is, was afraid, and ran for his life. He's similar to Jonah who also ran away. After Elijah's conversation with God on Mount Horeb, we learn that God gave him further opportunities; He wasn't done with him yet. Don't ever forget that it's all about the Lord, and not about us.
Mr Sanders' message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

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