June 20, 2017: 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: 17:17-24 Even in the midst of a miracle, tragedy can still strike. What does this story teach you?