Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day one)
“So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, ‘May the gods deal with me. . . if by this time tomorrow I do not (take your life). Elijah was afraid and ran for his life.”–v 2-3
I know people who are trustworthy. I also know people who are trustweary. They serve well and long. Stand like heroes against doubt and disappointment, opposition and criticism. Then, one day, they get in the “red zone”. Overload. They get weary, and then they get afraid.
Sometimes they run. Sometimes they get negative. Sometimes they make foolish decisions. Elijah is in the first category. Jezebel’s threat sends him “over the edge”.
Rest is a spiritual necessity. Sabbath is a command not a suggestion. Those who don’t get it in normal rhythms will experience God’s intervention. “He MAKES ME lie down”.
Rest from all other things! Guard your margins. Save your energy for the most important thing. Trust.