1 Kings 19

How was Jezebel affected by the news of what Elijah had done, and what did her threats induce him to do? v. 1—4.

Does he seem in this to have given way most culpably to his fears?

What did he pray for under the juniper tree, what visitation was granted him, and what did he say?

Whither and for how long a time did he go in the strength of that refreshment, and what word of the Lord came to him there? N.B. The question put to him was no doubt intended as somewhat of rebuke for his flying from the path of duty.

What did he reply, and what was he commanded to do?

What were the circumstances of the remarkable manifestation now made to Him? v. 10 —14.

What are we taught by God's being in the still small voice,and not in the wind, earthquake, or fire?

What new directions were now given him?

What assurance did the Lord give him on this occasion, and where else do we find it referred to? Rom. 11. 4.

To what purpose does the Apostle allude to this fact?

Does the circumstance offer encouragement to pious ministers and others in the darkest and most degenerate times?

Whom did he meet with after departing thence, and what were the circumstances of his call to the prophetic office? v. 19—21. N.B. Elijah's words are not to be understood as a reproach, but as a permission for him to go and bid farewell to his family, inasmuch as he had done nothing to him to constrain him in any way to follow him ; so that if he did finally do it, it would be wholly voluntary; and he would have him count the cost.

How do they seem thenceforth to have employed themselves? Ans. "Not only in privately instructing the people,..but also in founding or superintending schools of prophets in different parts of the land, who might assist them in the work of reformation, and maintain it when they were removed." Scott.

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