ALL WE NEED TO KNOW…1 Kings 17 and 1 Corinthians 4:1

1 Corinthians 4:1 mentions  ‘the secret things of God’, which reminds me of Deuteronomy 29:29, where Moses makes reference to God’s ‘secret things’.  The Bible provides us with all we need to know.  However, there’s somethin we’re not meant to know.  Secrets known only to God.  We have all we need to lead a godly life.  The rest is His.

I love the story of the prophet Elijah and that widow from the town of Zarephath of Phoenicia.  Elijah’s cared for by God, fed by ravens until its river runs dry.  God tells him to head up to Phoenicia, where He commands a widow to provide food for him.  Situated in the center of Baal worship, a false god if there ever was one.  Known for exporting oil and flour.  Big cash crops.  Also, the home of Queen Jezebel, who despises all who worship the One True God, Yahweh.  Great place,  Elijah!

Even in Zarephath, food and water run out.  Death stalks at the city gates.  This poor widow has a bit of flour and oil for one last meal for her son and herself.  That’s it.  Soon the grim reaper will harvest them.

Elijah, at the city gate, sees this widow and asks her help.  Seems a bit nervy!  To feed him first of all, even before her own son?  He’s fortunate she’s too weak to give him a good punch in the face!  But Elijah tells her that the God of Israel will provide.  This widow has a big choice to make.   Take a chance trusting God…or not.

How about you?  Something you need to trust the Lord about?  He’ll take whatever seed of faith we plant in Him, and yield what’s needed.  Trust…

Lord, we choose to trust you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


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