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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Wed 15th July – Read 1 Kings 17:12-16

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Wed 15th July   –   Read 1 Kings 17:12-16

V12:  There is some way in which she identifies him as a man of God – “As the Lord YOUR God lives” suggests there is also some awareness that the God of Israel is the living God – has grace already begun to work in her heart? ( Compare Rahab, in Joshua 2:9, 11-12.)  But she says, how can she meet this request, she has just enough left for a last meal for herself and her son – and she has no hope for the future.

V13:   Elijah has not spoken selfishly, but in faith he now calls on her to share. If she does as he asks, Elijah believes the provision will be there! Are we as confident of God’s faithful care for us? ( See Matthew 6:31-33)

V14:  And here is God’s promise, revealed to and through His servant. The supply – miraculously – will never run out as long as the drought lasts. Will she trust this word from God?

V15-16:   We are simply told ” she went and did…” – and the promise is fulfilled, and the wonderful provision continues. Clearly it is shown that though Elijah is God’s mouthpiece in all this, it is God, faithful as always to His Word, who is at work. Let us remember Philippians 4:19, and trust God’s Word to us!