Read 1 Kings 17:10-15 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.
1. How did Elijah respond to the widow’s concerns?
2. How do his words and actions reveal his character?
3. Where do you see God in this passage, and what difference does He make?
Yesterday we saw that God invites everyone to be generous regardless of circumstances. Today we continue Elijah’s and the widow’s story by seeing how God provides. Despite her fears, the widow was willing to be generous. Despite her body being famished to the point of near death, she did what God asked her to do. In return, God met her needs and Elijah’s, giving them both an immediate meal plus additional meals for many days.
This is the God we serve. He’s a God who “generously provides all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others” (2 Corinthians 9:8). He promises to provide just enough, and He often provides through another.
How does Elijah’s and the widow’s story encourage you personally today? Is there an area where you’re doubting if God will provide? How might He want to provide for someone else through you? Talk with Him now about whatever comes to mind. Thank Him for providing, and invite Him to meet your needs as you share with others.
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