Blogging Towards Sunday, September 18th
Bob Brylawski is preaching this week on this text which challenges the ways in which we expect God to communicate with us. The common expression spoken when people do something wrong is that they might get hit by a bolt of lighting. It articulates a vision of God’s power, righteousness and activity in the world. So here in this passage we see the great prophet Elijah, the only one remaining faithful to the Lord in his day, seek God’s voice. Or do we? If you look closer at the whole 19th chapter of 1 Kings 19 you see that Elijah is on the run: running from all his adversaries in particular the queen Jezebel who wants to get her revenge by killing the prophet that just won’t stop challenging her example.