June 14, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 Kings 14-18
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Commentary: With the nation of Israel now divided into Israel to the north and Judah to the south, kings come and go rather frequently. Israel had no good kings, that is kings who followed the Lord. King Ahab, along with his wife Jezebel, was the worst. The prophet Elijah appears suddenly in chapter 17, telling the king that there would be no rain until Elijah asks for it - and Elijah was leaving town! Elijah had great faith and relied upon the Lord to provide for him and helped him help others. Elijah finally returns to face off against Baal’s prophets - all 450 of them!
Focus Verses: 18:17-19 Elijah is accused by the government of stirring up trouble because he follows the Lord and refuses to compromise. Does this sound familiar today? How can this chapter related to your life? What can you take away from this chapter?