Season 2, Episode 3
For Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Observations Under the Juniper Tree” Part 3
HOST: Andrew Crowe
- This week, Andrew examines two symptoms of depression that the prophet Elijah shows.
Outline of this episode:
o 1 Kings 19:5-8
o It cannot be helped but wonder if Elijah just stopped eating altogether.
o Was fed enough to help him over the next 40 days.
o People will often stop eating or start overeating.
Feelings of Hopelessness/Pessimism
o 1 Kings 19:10, 14
o The word jealous means zealous.
o “God, it’s hopeless…the whole of Israel is unfaithful, they do not care about worshipping you, and they murder anyone who preaches in your name. I’m the only one who is faithful.
o Notice the focus on the word “I.”
o We can easily fall into the realm of being self-centered while depressed.
Next week: God’s care for Elijah’s condition.
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