Troublers of Israel

I love the plain-spoken prophets, bold and blunt, unsettlers of powerful people. For instance, when King Ahab of Israel finally sees the prophet Elijah, that elusive truth-teller he’s been hunting high and low, he says, wearily, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” But of course Elijah isn’t the real troublemaker. It’s Ahab, and ElijahContinue reading “Troublers of Israel”