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Proper 14/Ordinary 19 2015 – 1 Kings 19:4

Monday, August 3, 2015

David mourns the death of his son Absalom, and Elijah asks God to take his life after he flees in fear from Jezebel and King Ahab.  The passages for this week include: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 and Psalm 130, 1 Kings 19:4-8 and Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and John 6:35, 41-51.

1 Kings 19:4Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.”

Today’s English Version has Elijah saying, “It’s too much, Lord.”  Tired, scared and exasperated, Elijah begins a conversation with God rather than cutting God off from his life.

Awesome God, help us to live our lives in an ongoing conversation with you so that we can discern your will for us.  Amen.


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