Bible Study & Devotional Day 167
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:16 ‘For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.’
🔴A Good Grief?
In 1 Kings 17, God tells us how and He shows us why the drought was significant. Just like the woman who came to the well(John 4:4-26) at a time when few people would see her, the widow gathered wood to go home to die.
The conversation between Elijah and the widow seems odd. Widows were recognizable by their garments. Her grief was a burden as she expected her household to starve to death. However, the Zarephath Widow had faith.
Elijah asks her to bake and bring him a cake (bread) first and then prepare some for her household. Elijah assured her that the Lord would not allow the flour or oil to run out before rain fell (1 Kings 17:13).
The widow followed Elijah’s directions because she had faith. The hope the man of God provided to her was enough.
As you read today’s passages, think about what God is asking you to do for Him. Is He your priority? Are you able to sacrifice your last and trust God to provide? How do you live in good grief?
Prayer: Lord, no matter what my current circumstance, please help me in my unbelief. You show us great and mighty miracles on small and grand scales. You can feed the whole earth with a Word or just one family. Thank you for providing such an awesome narrative to fill me with your hope. God, you are an awesome wonder, and I give You all the glory and praise. Amen
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
1 Kings 15:25-17:24, Acts 10:24-48, Psalm 134:1-3, Proverbs 17:9-11
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