“What are You Doing Here?”

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day four)

It was a legitimate question…”what are you doing here, Elijah?”  Elijah had lost his orientation.  It was true…he had done some mighty things for the Lord.  He had been very zealous; he had torn down the altars to Baal; he had killed the prophets of Baal.  If he had, in fact, been the ‘only one left’, then why was he hiding in a cave?  If he was the only voice for the Lord, he needed to be using that voice to proclaim the truth of the Lord.  God had demonstrated His power by sending down fire from heaven…and where did Elijah think he got the power to kill 400 false prophets and tear down altars and outrun chariots?  He had lost his vision.

Do we ever do that?  Does God do mighty things in our life and we see His hand at work?  Then, we are confronted by one of our fears and we completely forget that God is greater than our circumstances.  Elijah had to re-orient himself to God…what will it take in our lives for us to see again the glory of the Lord?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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