- How was the prophet trained in faith and obedience for the supreme struggle on Mount Carmel? What did the experience at the brook Cherith and in Zarephath teach him?
What was the supreme issue at stake between him and King Ahab?
- What was the secret of Elijah’s strength and victory?
See 18:41-45; Jas. 5:17, 18 and cf. 17:1 with Heb. 11:27b.
Note. 18:45, 46. ‘To Jezeel’: about seventeen or eighteen miles.
This extraordinary feat of endurance indicates that prophet was keyed up to a high degree of nervous tension.