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October 14, 2021 at 3:01 pm #97SulhazanKeymaster
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Obadiah was the palace head during the reign of king Ahab, he was a man known his devout believe in God despite being a key member of King Ahab’s.
He risked his position and life to help over a hundred priests escape Ahab’s persecution. He was the one who facilitated communication between Ahab and Elijah, which eventually led to the contest that took place on Mount Carmel.
Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. While Jezebel was killing off the
LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water. 1 KINGS 18:3–4
In most people’s catalogs of spiritual heroes, it is unlikely that Obadiah ranks very high. Yet even though Obadiah may not have demonstrated great bravery in the face of danger, he served the Lord nonetheless, and his efforts no doubt preserved the lives of many godly people.
Obadiah was in charge of wicked King Ahab’s palace, yet he himself was a devout believer. When evil Queen Jezebel began to destroy the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah hid one hundred of them in a cave and
provided them with food and water.
During this time there was a severe famine, and Ahab and Obadiah went looking for water for his animals. While Obadiah was searching in one area, the prophet Elijah approached him and told him to tell Ahab that he was there. Obadiah was very concerned, however, because Ahab had already been looking everywhere for Elijah to arrest him, and
Obadiah feared that Elijah would disappear again and make Obadiah out
to be a liar to Ahab. Elijah understood Obadiah’s concern and promised to appear before Ahab that day.
When Elijah appeared before Ahab, he challenged him to bring hundreds of the prophets of Baal and Asherah to Mount Carmel for a contest to see who was the true God. When the Lord showed Himself to be the true God, Elijah and the people of Israel killed the prophets of Baal and Asherah.
Even though Obadiah wasn’t the main character of the story, the role he played definitely helped the people of God survive the crises.
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