Elijah: The Most Well-Known Prophets

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One of the most well-known prophets of the Bible, Elijah represented God in a bold manner. He appeared in the later chapters of 1 Kings and the opening few chapters of 2 Kings. God sent Elijah during this time to warn Israel to repent from idolatry. Through his various miracles, this courageous prophet also showed who the real God was. Elijah’s acts and non-hesitant ways are a great example to God’s people today. From many stories in the Bible, it is shown that God can use anyone from anywhere to do His works. As a man from a small town named Tishbe, Elijah was a great example of this. He was an average human being, but he had great quantities of faith in the Lord, as his name meant “my God is Yahweh” (Zavada). As said in the book of James, “ Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and…show more content…
During this time, Jezebel and Ahab were constantly looking for him since he made their life so difficult. They searched every nook and cranny for him, but they had no luck. It was easy to spot him because the Bible described him as being hairy and wearing a leather girdle (NIV English-Korean Bible). Jezebel in this time executed the followers of God. But a prophet named Obadiah saved some of these people by hiding them and giving them food. He was at risk of dying if he was caught, but God watched over him and His people (Mindel). These incidents show that Elijah trusted God to the fullest. He knew that the Lord would be his shield when he went up to Ahab. God was also with him when he made the sacrifice on Mount Carmel. This also showed the pagan people who the actual God was. His confidence and reliance in the Lord were few of the reasons why he was chosen by God. His story inspires believers to trust and have faith God in whatever they do, and He’ll guide them through
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