Now Elijah … from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab,
’As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve,
there will be neither dew nor rain
in the next few years except at my word.’

1 Kings 17:1

So Elijah strides into the page of Scripture, and into the corrupt king’s palace, with his unpopular message. He could deal with fear, by trusting in and voicing the name of the living Lord, ‘before whom I stand.’

May we take courage to stand in the name of the Lord and speak of our Saviour today!

Daily Reading: Jeremiah 46