A Prophetic Pause

November 5, 2023

Topic: Seeking God

Book: 1 Kings

In the middle of the book of Kings, the author takes a break from describing the many kings that rule over Israel, and he takes 16 chapters to detail the prophets of Elijah and Elisha. Why would the author take pause and focus on these two men? The people of Israel, and us, need to be reminded that God never leaves us. He is always there with us, calling us back to him.

Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust and even licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD indeed is God; the LORD indeed is God.” 1 Kings 18:38-39