Considering Well What We Have to Do: 1 Kings 20:1-25

Graphic for Elijah and Elisha Sermon SeriesIn 1 Kings 20:1-25, Ahab and the completely outnumbered Israelite army defeats the Syrian army under Ben-Hadad. The Syrians blamed the crushing defeat on the fact that the Israelite gods were “gods of the hills” where they were fighting (the home-court advantage). If only they could fight the Israelite army on the plains where the Syrian gods were strong, they’d be able to wipe out the Israelites. What the Syrians didn’t realize though is that it was The God that was on the side of the Israelite army, so it didn’t matter where they fought…God would defeat them.