Elijah and the Still Small Voice (1 Kings 19:9-13)Jim Gorman, August 13, 2017
Part of the Prophets series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
After a noisy week of KKK and white supremacy rallies and bellicose talk about North Korea, it was good to hear that God was not in the Wind nor the Earthquake nor the fire, but in the sound of silence. The King James Version translates it as the "Still Small Voice."
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1 Kings 19:9-13
9 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (ESV)