1. Christocentric focus

Christ's prophetic intervention

1 Kings 16:34 (ESV)

34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

The most sinful of Israel’s kings will have to face the most powerful prophetic intervention, in the person of Elijah. God’s authoritative revelation would come at such a desperate time in the lives of God’s covenant people. And God would do it again, this time with a perfect servant, in the fullness of time, in the person of his Son, our Lord and Saviour.