Today?s Bible Reading is an exciting story about God?s prophet, Elijah. God helped Elijah do many things. One of these amazing things happened on Mount Carmel.
Some people in Israel worshiped the false god, Baal. Elijah wanted to show the people that they should only worship God. So he challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest. Each group brought a bull to Mount Carmel. Then they killed the bulls.
First, the prophets of Baal prayed to their god to send fire to burn up the bull. They prayed for a long time, but nothing happened.
Then, Elijah told the people to put lots of water on his bull. He prayed to God, ?Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I ask you now to prove that you are the God of Israel. And prove that I am your servant? (verse 36b).
God sent down fire. The fire burned up the bull, the wood, the stones and the ground around the altar. Then the people knew that God was the One they should worship.
Praise God today for the wonderful things He has done for you!