When It Doesn’t Make Sense

Series: Letters from My Future Self | Week 3: Put Money in Its Place

Read 1 Kings 17:1-6 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. What actions and themes do you see in today’s verses?
2. How do Elijah’s actions reveal his character?
3. How do the Lord’s words and actions reveal God’s character?

In today’s passage, Elijah prophesies that there will be a drought in the land, which results in a famine. God then gives him instructions that don’t make much sense. Elijah is told to leave the main source of water, the Jordan River, and wait for birds to bring him food. Despite how crazy it sounds, Elijah obeys God. Elijah is in need, and God provides.

Many times, God asks us to do things that don’t make much sense. On the topic of money alone, it can be hard to follow through on what the Bible says. But God wants us to trust Him no matter how crazy it seems. Just like He provided for Elijah, He’ll provide for us. We can be confident in that truth.

When it comes to your finances, are you willing to trust God even when it doesn’t make sense? Where do you have a hard time obeying His Word in the area of money? Confess it to Him now. Pray that as you step out in obedience, your faith would grow, and thank Him for always providing.

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Letters from My Future Self