HELPING THE HURTING
FROM THE HEART OF OUR PASTOR
1 Kings 20:13-28
Key verse: "And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord."
This chapter records two separate battles between the small army of Israel and the vastly larger army Syria. Israel had been led off into dark and depraved days of idolatry. The king who sits upon the throne in Israel at this time is Ahab whose wife was Jezebel and she despised the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These were terribly wicked times for the nation, but in spite of Israel's rebellion they were still the apple of his eye…
Topically in this chapter we are reminded of: