I hear of them daily, though they do not personally affect me. This man's religion was intense within him. How much the greater man he seems to be when the two stand together in the scene before us. Obadiah which in Hebrew means: Servant of Jehovah. As it is horrible to find a Judas among the apostles, so it is grand to discover an Obadiah among Ahab's courtiers. And Ahab went to meet Elijah. Now the famine was severe(D)in Samaria,3 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his palace administrator. A servant who has been with his master from his youth ought not to be turned adrift when he grows grey. … Obadiah was stunned and awed. 27 At noon Elijah began to taunt them. Training of Children, Charles H. Spurgeon But although Elijah was a man of iron, a strong, brave servant of God, he also was very human - look up 1 Kings 19: 1-3, and compare James 5: 17 – he was “a man just like ourselves.” Read this NOW word from Ella and find out! 25 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. Yet I must not fall morally into Elijah's vein myself, lest t have to pull myself up with a sharp check. Account for it how you may, it is singular that in the center of rebellion against God there was one whose, devotion to God was intense. 40 Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Columbus, New Jersey, USA, 08022 Scene 3 is Elijah and Obadiah. 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab. A descendant of David: The son of Arnan and father of Shecanian was named Obadiah. For the grace of God to convert a man like Paul, who is full of threatenings against the saints, is a great marvel; but for the grace of God to preserve a believer for ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty years, is quite as great a miracle and deserves more of our praise titan it usually commands. If Elijah didn’t understand Obadiah, and if Obadiah feared Elijah, it is perfectly understandable. “But you(Q) and your father’s family have. If for a while it rageth towards evil, what hath the believing man to do but to abide steadfastly by the right? A descendant of Issachar: One of the sons of Izrahiah, a descendant of Issachar, was called Obadiah… I admire the man whose decision was equal to his prudence, though I should greatly fear to occupy so perilous a place. (E) (Obadiah was a devout believer(F) in the Lord. Christian NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Over the last three years Elijah had become a legend among the believers as they heard of Elijah’s confrontation with Ahab. (Psalm 34:11). 34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again. Their religion is not a matter of ]principle, but a matter of interest: it is not the pursuit of truth, but a hankering after society, whatever that may mean; it is not their object to glorify God, but to get rich husbands for their girls; it is; not conscience that guides them, but the hope of being able to invite Sir John to dinner with them, and of dining at the Hall in return. And they danced around the altar they had made. Obadiah falls on his face and calls him "My lord Elijah;" and well he might, for he was far his inferior. Obadiah, with his early grace and persevering decision, became a man of eminent piety, and this is the more remarkable considering what he was and where he was. Elijah and Obadiah. Obadiah's early religion became comfortable piety to him afterwards. Nor was he carried away by the fashion of those evil times. 5 Ahab had said to Obadiah… 19 Now summon(S) the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. If he did not make the open use of it that Elias did, he was not called to such a career but it dwelt deep within his soul, and others knew it. Obadiah and Elijah (Synopsis of Come Ye’ Children – Chapter 19) Posted by Wayne on May 21, 2010 in Come Ye' Children | Comments Off on Obadiah and Elijah (Synopsis of Come Ye’ Children – Chapter 19) This short chapter continues Spurgeon’s observations from the previous two chapters based on the story of Elijah and Obadiah. (T) And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”(U), 20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. “Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’”, 9 “What have I done wrong,” asked Obadiah, “that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Ahab was the enemy into whose hand Elijah was now delivering him. (AH) But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention. 1 Kings 18 records a conversation between the great prophet Elijah, and Obadiah, the steward over the house of King Ahab. In this word today, you're going to receive fresh revelation from Ella about the Obadiah prophets. 36 At the time(AN) of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham,(AO) Isaac and Israel, let it be known(AP) today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. (Now Obadiah greatly feared the LORD, 4 for when Jezebel had slaughtered the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty men per cave, providing them with food and water.) Obadiah went in another. 21:12-15). My lord worshipped Baal, and my lady worshipped Baal, for the Queen worshipped Baal; but Obadiah said, "I thy servant fear Jehovah from my youth." Elijah was a mountain man, not suited to the refined life of a king’s court. (1834-1892), "Come, my children, Obadiah was not even affected by the absence of the means of grace. Obadiah, although he loved and served the Lord, was very human! But first, he needed the encouragement of Elijah. 11 But now you tell me to go to my master and say, ‘Elijah is here.’ 12 I don’t know where the Spirit(N) of the Lord may carry you when I leave you. Our websites: www.biblebb.com and He sees Obadiah (not the prophet), and this is no chance encounter. The priests and Levites had fled into Judah, and the prophets had been killed or hidden away, and there was no public worship of Jehovah in Israel.

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