Truth in Palmyra

1 Kings 17:1

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.


Elijah who? That is a good question really. In our previous devotion we discussed the depths of rebellion into which the Israelites had descended. They were ruled by the most Evil and unGodly King since the Kingdom had divided, and Idolatry and sin of every sort was rampant in the land. Then, seemingly out of nowhere pops this man, Elijah to proclaim boldly to King Ahab the pronouncement of God’s judgment upon the nation. Wow.

What do we know for sure? He was a Tishbite, from Gilead. Nothing is noted about his parentage, or anything else. We don’t even know for sure exactly where his hometown was even…

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