Daily Devotion 58
May 30, 2014 1681
“When he saw Eljiah he said to him, ‘Is that you, you troubler of Israel?’” (1 Kings 18:17).
It was not meant to be, but it was a compliment. Elijah was an irritation to Israel’s king because he reminded Ahab of his wicked rebellion against the Lord. In doing so he was being faithful to his prophetic calling. As always, evildoers are bold to claim that those critique them for the damage they inflict on others, are society’s true enemies (troublers). All believers have a prophetic calling. If they are dedicated to it, they also will be accused by the powers that be, of being against the common good.