The Lord provided for Elijah

1 Kings Bible Background

05.08.2017 – Old Testament: 1Ki 17.2–7

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 16–18 on May 8, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Elijah did the work of the Lord, the work that the Lord told the prophet to do. Therefore, the Lord would not abandon His prophet during hard times, but would provide for him,

Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that 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, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land (1 Kings 17.2–7). 

The Lord used creation to bless the man of God and the man of God blessed the people of God, if they would have listened to what he said. If they did not listen, the Lord still took care of His man.

Questions:

  • Do you see your life as a service to the Lord?
  • If not, what do you need to change about your thinking?

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