1 Kings 19:1-20:43
A faithless king!
In the closing verse of chapter 20 we hear the death of Ahab predicted. A king who doesn’t really get the best wrap. Remember this description:
30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him. 1 Kings 16:30
Under the kingship of this perverse kingship, Elijah truly believes there are none who trust in God, as king.
However even in this low point of Israel’s history, God had still reserved those who are faithful to him:
18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel– all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18
It is amazing that God in midst of unfaithful kingship, is still faithful in his covenant to his people.
Even when faced by the rejection of the Jews, the crowd and even his closest friend Jesus also remained faithful.
And it was while we were faithless, that God granted us faith: Eph 2:1-10
Let us then rejoice then in our faithful king, who went to the cross and fosters within us saving faith.