September 27, Reading 1 – 1 Kings 19


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SAA Notes

Elijah’s great victory and subsequent collapse is the setting for his dramatic meeting with God at Horeb or Mount Sinai. It is the still small voice that speaks to Elijah. He goes and obeys the Word of the Lord. What WORD should you be carrying out today?

SJA Notes

* Dear God, we would be people who fear You, who greatly delight in Your commandments.

“What are you doing here, Elijah?”

This question comes from the Lord twice (the first time it is the WORD, the second time the LORD).

Elijah answers the same, both times,

“… And I, even I only, am left,”

Elijah has come to a point we all circle around at times. He’s at the end, ebbing low, down in the pit.

These cares he takes and casts on the Lord. He is feeling a bit sorry for himself.

How does the Lord answer Elijah?

Not in the wind, nor the earthquake, not in the fire.

Instead the Lord is in the low whisper, the still small voice.

We often find it easier to listen to the big earth-quaking fire-raging noisy word.

But our Lord God often speaks to us in the still and small voice.

God answers Elijah with a pin-prick to the self-righteous-sorry bubble (it is also an encouragement for Elijah).

There are seven thousand more people in Israel who have not bowed the knee to Baal!

We are not alone. Jesus is always building His church, each of us a living stone.

We are not alone. We are part of God’s family, His people under His rule.

We are not alone. Our rest and comfort, our rescue and redemption, our foundation and shelter, our shield and defender – It is our Lord God!

He is with us!

* Father in Heaven,

Thank You that You never leave us, You never forsake us.

Please continue to make us more like Jesus each day.


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