5 Minute Devotional: Elijah Ran from Jezebel (1st Kings 16-17)

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Dear Parents,

This week, we continue to study the prophet Elijah. Elijah had just witnessed God’s great display of power over the false god Baal but trouble awaited Elijah in the form of Ahab’s wife, Jezebel.  When Jezebel heard what happened at Mount Carmel, she threatened to kill Elijah. Elijah ran away and hid in the wilderness.

(3 minutes) READ 1st Kings 19

God was merciful to Elijah. An angel of the Lord brought Elijah food and drink while he rested. God also reassured Elijah that he was not alone and provided a friend and successor to him in Elisha.  As a prophet of God, Elijah faced enemies who wanted to hurt him. Elijah’s life points forward to Jesus, the greatest Prophet, who was hated and killed for sharing and teaching God’s Word.


Help your kids understand that God’s prophets suffered, but their lives and messages pointed forward to the ultimate prophet, priest, and king—Jesus Christ—who suffered for the sins of the world. Jesus was hated and killed, but His death and resurrection brought victory for God’s people.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship.

Sojourn Kids North Star Catechism: Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God? In the Bible.

Memory Verse: Hebrews 1:1-2 In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son.

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God for the gift of His Son who suffered in our place.