1 Kings 17-18: Elijah and Ahab

In the biblical narrative, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him. Central to Israel’s decline is the interaction between God’s prophets and the Kings, to whom they were sent with God’s word. Even as God sends Elijah to confront King Ahab in 1 Kings 17-18, we observe the hard-heartedness of both the king and their people and we consider how we might defend our own hearts from such decline.