Powered by 4 - November 2, 2015


Fear Factor

Today's reading: 1 Kings 19:1-8

On the heels of boldly and publically standing strong for God against the prophets of Baal, Elijah receives a death threat from Jezebel, the exceedingly evil wife of king Ahab. The message scares Elijah, and the next thing you know, he is on the run. His response seems odd given what had just taken place on Mount Carmel. But Elijah's reaction shows us how quickly we can stumble and falter in our faith when something unexpected or difficult crops up and we rely on our immediate emotions instead of taking a breath and turning to God.

What does this passage reveal about the influence of fear on our thinking, judgment and actions? What helps you keep your eyes on God when something happens that catches you off guard? Tami

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