Elijah did what the Lord said and had everything that he needed

Old Testament: 1Ki 17.5–7

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 17.5–7 on May 8, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

Elijah was a man of God. That means he based his life on God. Therefore, whatever God told him to do, he did it, and for that, he had everything that he needed in life: 

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 17.5–7 

Elijah did not question whether the Lord would be able to provide for him, but the prophet just simply did what he was told, and the God of heaven and earth provided for his needs. 

He has also promised to meet our needs. Do you believe that God can and will fill your needs? Do you go forth living and doing God’s will, knowing that he will sustain you, even under the most difficult of circumstances? 


  • Can you locate the Brook Cherith on a map? 
  • Where did the ravens get the bread and meat? 

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