Are You Wallowing in Self-Pity?

By Adrian Rogers


But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, ‘It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!’”  1 Kings 19:4


Elijah had taken his eyes off the Lord. He said, “I’m no better than other people.” Somehow, evidently, he had thought for a while that he was better than other people. It seems he believed he would be immune from difficulty and persecution. As a result of these wrong expectations, he drank from the intoxicating cup of self-pity. Jezebel had just made a promise to him. Jezebel was a wicked queen of Israel who was married to the wicked king Ahab. Jezebel had determined to behead Elijah. In this moment, he was on the run expecting the worst.

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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