(NIV1984) 2 Kings 1:15 – “The angel of the LORD said to Elijah, ‘Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.’ So Elijah got up an went down with him to the king.”
Imagine how that captain must have felt! Not only was he – and his men – not consumed by fire, but Elijah was coming back with him, even though he hadn’t asked him to come. Wow! Imagine what kind of conversation they might have had!
And that the angel of the LORD specifically told Elijah to go with him – and to not be afraid – was Elijah still afraid? Still afraid of death and being killed? Yet the angel of the LORD comforted him and told him to not be afraid. And Elijah, as always, obeyed what the angel of the LORD told him to do.