The scripture portion we are dealing with today is Kings1 18.
Tpday’s topic: Who is God, The LORD or Baal or any other?
We have a lot of Obadiah’s in the Word of God. Who was this Obadiah? He was an official of Ahab the king, in charge of the king’s palace. Scripture tells us that he was a believer in the LORD and he saved about 100 prophets of the LORD.
The most important thing we learn from today’s portion is that the LORD answers prayers even dramatically if He has willed it to answer in such a way. We understan that from verse 37 that it was the LORD that had commanded Elijah to do all that he did leading to answer by fire on Mount Carmel.
It was not a test by Elijah but an act of obedience on the part of Elijah to prove that Baal or the prophets of Baal had no power over nature or anything. They just knew how to put on a show in public (by dance and cutting thei body) that Baal is what they think.
When the people realized that Baal was no what they thought, then at the word of Elijah, the people put to death all the prophets of Baal.
It encourages us to cultivate a walk with the LORD and obey/do what He says.
It is also a challenge for us to keep a record of the LORD’s answer to our prayers.