1 Kings 19: Jezebel seeks revenge


Jezebel finds out that Elijah had all the prophets of Baal killed and says – you are dead! So Elijah goes to hide in the wilderness. An Angel feeds him for 40 days and nights as he makes his way to Mount  Horeb. There God says, what are you doing hiding here? Go to Damascus and annoint Hazael king of Syria, Jehu (son of Nimshi) king of Israel, and Elisha (son of Shaphat) to be prophet.  Between Hazael and Jehu killing each other, 7,000 people will remain. So Elijah goes and finds Elisha and gives him his mantle. Elisha asks permission to say goodbye to his family, slays a yoke of oxen and boils them and gives them to the people and follows Elijah.

In other words:

Jezebel threatens Elijah and Elijah plots her overthrow.

Favorite bit:

1 Kings 19:13,14 – Behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? 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 they prophets with the sword; and I , even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

The fairy tale bit:

1 Kings 19:5,6 – And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behod, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a ruse of water at his head.

The revenge bit:

1 Kings 19:17 – 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.

Moral Lesson Learned:

Do not threaten your rivals (1 Kings 19)