Risk Takers

(Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. While Jezebel was killing off the LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) 1 Kings 18:3-4

Obadiah was in charge of Ahab’s palace but he also knew what Jezebel was doing with the prophets of the Lord: she was killing them. At his own risk, he hid 100 prophets and supplied them with food and water. Jezebel would have surely put Obadiah to death if she had found out what he was doing.

Fortunately we don’t read about the Obadiahs doing the same thing in our world. If we did, they would cease to exist. But there are men, women, and children risking their lives for the sake of the Gospel. People continue to smuggle Bibles into closed lands, hold secret house church meetings, and even print Bibles in the cloak of darkness. There are others who risk it all too so that those in the closed lands can function. We don’t know their names but God does. And He understands their plight.

Pray for these nameless risk takers. Pray that they will continue to have strength and boldness. Pray that they will continue to fight on behalf of those who don’t have a loud voice in the West. Ask God what YOU should do to help them.

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