God raises up Elijah. Observe:
- Provision – God provides for Elijah during the drought through a brook and ravens. But then the brook dried up. Are you trusting in God or the brooks that he gives you? God then provided for Elijah through a widow in Sidon, the center of Ball worship. How has God provided for you in unlikely ways?
- Battle of the Gods – Baal is the god of rain, but God’s prophet Elijah says it won’t rain, and it doesn’t. Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest, and Baal again loses. There is only one true all-powerful God. Are you trusting in him or limping between God and something else?