Friday, December 28, 2018

Three dramatic demonstrations

“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”

In 1 Kings 19:11-12 the text tells us of three dramatic demonstrations to Elijah – a wind breaking rocks, an earthquake, and a fire – but each time tells us God was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire.

These three things were in some manner demonstrations of the power of God, so what does the text mean by saying God was not in them?

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