Digging Deeper

Journal your answers to these questions as you read through the chapter this week. You may wish to read one day and journal the next, or spread the questions over the whole week. Bible readings that correspond with this week’s reading can be found at log.org/resources/ the-story

1. God sent Elijah to the Kerith Ravine, where he was fed by ravens. How has God provided for you in unlikely or surprising ways?

2. Elijah experienced a great miracle – defeating the prophets of Baal – but then he began to fear for his life. Why do you think this miracle was not enough for him?

3. What role did prayer play in Elijah’s life? Read James 5:16- 18. What made Elijah’s prayer honorable before God? How do you experience prayer in your life? (See 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Galatians 3:6 for further insight.)

4. When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he prayed, “I have had
enough, LORD. Take my life.” Who do you know that could be experiencing similar despair? What can you do to help? Or what can you do to seek help if it is you?

5. After a dramatic series of events, God revealed himself to Elijah in an undramatic way. Why would God choose to dwell in the whisper? When have you experienced God’s whisper in your life?

6. According to the prophecies of Amos and Hosea, what does God warn is coming? What is his ultimate purpose in Israel’s judgment? What does this tell you about God?

Thank you for the messenger prophets you have placed in my life who always point me back to you and your ways of grace and truth. Thank you for being a God who is faithful to never let us go, but always correct us and call us back home. Help us see how we rebel against you, and give us courage to trust nothing but you. Amen.