Elijah and King Ahab meet (1 Kings 18:16-18:19)

“Obadiah went to meet King Ahab. He told him what had happened. King Ahab then went to meet Elijah. When King Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him. ‘Is it you, you trouble maker of Israel?’ He answered. ‘I have not troubled Israel. However, you have, and your father’s house, because you have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh and followed the Baals. Now therefore, have all Israel assemble for me at Mount Carmel, with the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.’”

When Obadiah met King Ahab he told him what had happened. How Elijah wanted to meet with him. When they finally met, King Ahab called Elijah a trouble maker. Elijah turned the tables on King Ahab calling him and his father’s house the trouble maker in Israel. They had forsaken Yahweh and followed the Baal. Elijah proposed that all the various prophets should meet at Mount Carmel. He wanted all the prophets from Jezebel and King Ahab there.


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