Topic: The God Who Answers By Fire
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:20-46
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest to show whether the Lord God is the supreme and sufficient God, or Baal (see v.24b). Observe the moods and actions of the prophets of Baal at the contest as the day progressed. Elijah began to taunt them when they failed to get Baal’s response (v.27).
How do you think they would have felt at the end of their turn? Notice what Elijah did and consider carefully the content of his prayer (vs.36-37). The contest rises to a climax in vs.38-39. Read it again. How would you feel were you present at such an event? God’s answer by fire drew a ready response from the people (v.39). Indeed, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, He alone is God! He, the Almighty God, has supreme power over all created things.
Are you personally convinced that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ alone has supreme power and that Jesus is enough for all our needs? The 450 Baal Prophets met their end that day no more to promote idolatry. Finally, Elijah engages in persevering prayer for heavy down pour of rain (v.41-45, cf. James 5:17-18)
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord God, thank you that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
• Pray against harmful books and multimedia materials that masquerade as Christian materials.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Thessalonians 3:16;Psalms 140-142; 2 Cor. 12
Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 September 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God