Some of the most courageous individuals anyone could ever encounter are the prophets of the Old Testament. One of these is highlighted in today’s lesson. He is Elijah, a man who was used by God to confront one of Israel’s most wicked kings, Ahab, and his ruthless wife, Jezebel. The times demanded someone who would not back down in the face of brazen defiance of the true God of Israel, and Elijah was that man. He did not receive his courage from an event or circumstance it came from God.