Resources by Elijah

Elijah's Plea

Nov 9 THE acts of Elijah were very singular. It had not been known from the foundations of the earth that a man should shut up the doors of the rain for the space of three years. Yet Elijah suddenly leaped upon the scene, announced the judgment of the Lord, and then disappeared for a time. When he reappears, at the bidding of God, he orders Ahab to gather the priests of...

1 Kings 18:36

Obadiah; or, Early Piety Eminent Piety

Oct 19 I SUSPECT that Elijah did not think very much of Obadiah. He does not treat him with any great consideration, but addresses him more sharply than one would expect from a fellow-believer. Elijah was the man of action— bold, always to the front, with nothing to conceal; Obadiah was a quiet believer, true and steadfast, but in a very difficult position, and therefore driven to perform his duty in a...

1 Kings 18:12

The Still Small Voice

Jul 9 ELIJAH no doubt expected that after the wonderful display of God’s power on Carmel the nation would give up its idols, and would turn unto the only living and true God. Had they not confessed as with a voice of thunder u Jehovah, he is the God; Jehovah, he is the God”? The prophet trusted that the heart of Ahab might perhaps be touched, and possibly through him the heart...

1 Kings 19:12-13

No Quarter

Jun 30 ELIJAH may be called the iron prophet; he was a man stern and brave, who flinched not to deliver his Master’s message at all hazards. It was meet that such a man should be raised up just at that time, for the Sidonian queen, Jezebel, was a woman of imperious spirit, superstitious to the last degree, and resolute in carrying out her will; ruling Ahab with sovereign sway, she had...

1 Kings 18:40

Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided

May 31      It was a day to be remembered, when the multitudes of Israel were assembled at the foot of Carmel and when the solitary prophet of the Lord came forth to defy the four hundred and fifty priests of the false god. We might look upon that scene with the eye of historical curiosity, and we should find it rich with interest. Instead of doing so, however, we shall...

1 Kings 18:21