- 1 Kings 19:1-18 Dealing with Depression (Leininger)
The Bible is not afraid of the truth, even the sometimes sordid truth about its heroes. Abraham was a liar. Jacob was a thief. Moses had a murderous temper. King David was an adulterer. Today we find another “wart” in one of the greatest prophets – Elijah.
- 1 Kings 19:1-15a Hearing the Silence (Hoffacker)
It was late at night when the young minister answered the phone. The voice on the other end threatened him with death, then hung up. That young minister was Martin Luther King Jr. The year was 1956.
- 1 Kings 19:1-8 All Alone (Donovan)
Elijah was afraid. He had just stood toe-to-toe with the prophets of Baal, and had won. God came breathing fire from heaven, and vindicated Elijah’s faith. Now, Elijah was afraid. A woman said, “I’m going to get you, Elijah,” and she had scared him silly.
- 1 Kings 19:4-8 Bread for the Journey (Kegel)
Elie Wiesel writes of an auto accident that shattered the left side of his body. But his friends said it could have been worse. “How could it be worse?” His friend said, “It could have happened to me.”