Contrasting Worship on Mount Carmel

1 Kings 18 relates the “contest” between the hundreds of prophets of Baal and the established apostate religion of the idolatrous Northern Kingdom of Israel against one prophet of the true God, Elijah.

There are a number of things to observe in this account, but I’d like to note just one thing:

The contrast between genuine faith and unbelief is evident in the character of their worship– the former utters a simple, reverent, effectual prayer; the latter is raving, continuous, ineffective sensuality.