In our last reading, we saw how Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to a showdown. It was their false god against the Lord Almighty on Mount Carmel. In the presence of thousands of Israelites, God showed his amazing power, reigning fire from heaven upon the altar, while Baal was MIA. Elijah then had every false prophet killed, and the Lord finally sent rain to quench the dry land in the kingdom.
Today we’ll hear of the aftermath of this victory for the Lord. How Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel react to what’s occurred, and what Elijah does in response. It will be a reminder to us that often the enemy will seek to discourage and defeat us when his reign of lies is threatened.