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August 17, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 17 (ESV)

Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” And the word of the Lord came to him: “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.....Continue Reading

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  1. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” 24And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.

  2. Elijah and the widow, much happens here, she was ready to bake bread then starve, then hope is upon her and she is sustained, yet the curve ball with her son is intriguing, it is then she believes in Elijah and perhaps a much deeper faith with God

  3. What a great chapter chronicling several miracles of Elijah the prophet. He is first bold to communicate a message to the evil king Ahab, something that Ahab wouldn’t want to hear but is consistent with the kind of judgement God told Israel He would bring on them if they disobeyed. it reminds me when we are called to speak the truth even when it is not popular. But then he is protected by God who makes provision for him. Being fed by Ravens must have been neat.

    Next this story of the widow is a great lesson in faith. It is only when the widow is willing to surrender what little she has that God provides abundantly for her. This is the very essence of what trusting God is like. We need to let go of what we have and want, we need to be willing to set aside what we see and think or reason to be right, all to the extent that God asks us to. God usually fills empty vessels because He won’t mix His power with ours. It is this complete and childlike faith that God calls us to and the reward will be amazing freedom, confidence, peace and blessing!

    And if perpetual provision of flour and oil was not enough to convince this widow that God’s power was with Elijah, then raising Her son to life certainly does. God is an awesome and powerful God!

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