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Elijah is just a man and the flesh is weak. At the moment of physical and mental exhaustion he feared Jezebel. He also expected God to act boldly by changing the hearts of the queen and people. When the opposite occurred he ran. Stay on the narrow path and don’t let other people become a snare.

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The mercies of God are multi faceted.

What do you think about Obadiah? Is he a coward? When put in comparison to Elijah yes but God uses all of us differently. So not be quick to judge.

And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”
Matthew 10:42 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.10.42.NKJV

Why was Israel so interested in Baal? They were an agriculture society. Prosperity gospeal. Patreon of Baal worship is queen jezabell – exceedding in society. Stop toggling around.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:24 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.6.24.NKJV

The sin of idolatry. Do not trust in yourself. Pride.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
I John 2:15 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/1jn.2.15.NKJV

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.6.21.NKJV

Jeroboam

Jeroboam suttly corrupted Israel with synchronized religion. He promoted a religion of convenience. God says take up your cross and follow me.

The tale of two prophets. Jeroboam did not take heed of the arm warning.

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The old false prophet. He saught to deceive the prophet from Judah. Why was he not remorseful? God can speak through Balem’s donkey. God’s word will not be distorted. In spite of all these events Jeroboam did not turn from his sinful ways and kept leading Israel astray. You need to be very discerning when heeding God’s word.

Lessons. When Satan’s tactics are suttle be weary. Be very watchful.

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Jeroboam doesn’t obey God but looks for him when in trouble.