What did Elijah do when his job was finished with Ahab?
The Almighty, the Creator of the ends of the earth could have sent down fire to consume the whole lot of them and scorch every last hair on their heads. But that is not why he sent Elijah. He sent Elijah to get the attention of the people, to save them from the hand of Ahab and from living a life devoted to sin.
Elijah gives Obadiah his word that he will remain and wait for the king. What is Obadiah’s response?
Covetousness takes and never gives!
Coveting what we don’t have, or can’t have, keeps us self-focused, or self-centered.
The message of Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount portrays that there are only two ways to respond to this sermon, accept Him or reject Him.
We can know about God without knowing Him! To know Him, to be intimate with Him requires us to submit.