The Lord used Elijah to bring about many miracles in his day, but the New Testament says that he was just like us. To that end, Elijah acts in obedience to God’s wishes, including taking food from a poor widow and responding to family tragedy as God takes and gives life. In the story of Elijah we have a good example of how God deals with the spiritually low. The question of “calling” is raised by everyone. It does not matter what the issue is, it can be vocation, place of residence, or spirituality. This question of calling is answered in part through the story of Elijah’s anointing Elisha to replace him as prophet.
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Philip Graham Ryken, the Bible teacher of Every Last Word radio and internet broadcasts, focuses on teaching the whole Bible to change your whole life. Dr. Ryken also serves as President of Wheaton College. His books include: The Heart of the Cross (with Dr. James Boice), City on a Hill: The Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Loving the Way Jesus Loves. Every Last Word can be heard online, anytime, at EveryLastWord.org.