I Kings 18 contains an extended dialogue between Obadyahu (Obadyah in the translations) and Elijah. Verse 12, (NIV) states:
I don’t know where the Spirit of the Lord may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord since my youth.
What is the intent of the statement "Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord since my youth"? Is this a non sequitur or what? What is the purpose of the statement in the context of the dialogue?