Elijah is ready to give up, but the LORD is ready to lift him up! Isn’t that how it is so often with us too?

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 19:9-18

ESV Text: 1 Kings 19:9-18



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:17 and ends at about 3:24

     9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? 10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? 14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. 15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 33:
The Lord Hath Helped me Hitherto

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— Organ Audio

1. The Lord hath helped me hitherto 
By His surpassing favor; 
His mercies every morn were new, 
His kindness did not waver. 
God hitherto hath been my Guide, 
Hath pleasures hitherto supplied, 
And hitherto hath helped me. 

2. I praise and thank Thee, Lord, my God, 
For Thine abundant blessing 
Which heretofore Thou hast bestowed 
And I am still possessing. 
Inscribe this on my memory: 
The Lord hath done great things for me 
And graciously hath helped me. 

3. Help me henceforth, O God of grace, 
Help me on each occasion, 
Help me in each and every place, 
Help me through Jesus’ Passion; 
Help me in life and death, O God, 
Help me through Jesus’ dying blood; 
Help me as Thou hast helped me! 


Hymn: LSB 738 Lord of All Hopefulness
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