Elijah Escapes from Jezebel
Elijah Flees to Horeb
1And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me,and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” 3And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
4But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers! ”
5Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel F52 touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.”6Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. 7And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 8So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.
9And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
10So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
Sounds to me like good old Elijah is depressed, scared and running for his life, but yet not having the strength to go….
Sound like any of you?
Are you being harassed by someone or something?
Fearing for your life?
Fleeing from a great mess of trouble?
Struggling to make it through the valley on your own strength?
Have you ever prayed that you might die or at least be taken away from your troubles?
Feel alone and persecuted or isolated and damned?
Sounds like me.
Who shall we turn to when we feel like this?
to be continued…….