Jul 10 2015
1 Kings 19: 9-18 God was not in the earthquake; he was in the gentle whisper!
“What are you doing here?” When God asks this question you know you are in trouble; and Elijah was. He had fled to Mount Horeb to escape Jezebel’s man hunt. But this was not where God wanted him. There is panic in Elijah’s reply, “The Israelites have … put all your prophets to death … and now they are trying to kill me” (10). But Elijah did not answer God’s question. Why was Elijah at Mount Horeb?
Well God knew of course; and he exposes Elijah’s reasons in what he does next. He tells Elijah that he is about to ‘pass by’ (11). Then, as if to confirm it, he sends a powerful wind which shatters the rocks. But after the wind has died down, Elijah realizes that the Lord is not in the wind, and he is disappointed. But never mind, because God then sends an earthquake, More