1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 3

1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 3

Another lesson we can learn from the Widow of Zarephath is that if we are facing a life and death situation, instead of preparing to die, we should prepare to live by giving to God.

We can that when the Widow told Elijah about her problem of having only enough food to prepare one meal for her son and herself before they died, he told her, "Do not be afraid.
First go and make a small cake and bring it to me. 
Then, make some for yourself and your son. 
For thus says the Lord, 'The bin of flour shall not be used up and the jar of oil shall not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain.' (1 Kings 17:12) 

The Bible tells us that She went and did as per Elijah's instructions and she, Elijah and her household ate for many days. 
The bin of flour was not used up and the jar of oil did not run dry according to the word of the Lord which He had spoken by Elijah. (1 Kings 17:15) 

Thus we can see that instead of eating her last flour and dying, she gave part of it to a servant of God and lived.

Likewise, if you are in a similar life and death situation, do not eat your last dollar and prepare to die.

Instead of preparing to die by spending all your last coins on yourself, prepare to live by heeding the instructions that Elijah gave the Widow of Zarephath:
1. Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid because God knows your case.

2. Take a small cake to a servant of God
Take a small portion of your last dollar and give it to someone you see serving God. If you do not know which servant of God to give to, just ask God. 

After giving pray and ask God to bless your seed Give back to you a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing (Luke 6:38) the way He did for the poor widow for her Bin of flour was not used up and the jar of oil did not run dry. (1 Kings 17:15) 

Click on the link to read 1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 1
Click on the link to read 1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 2
Click on the link to read 1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 3
Click on the link to read 1 Kings 17 Bible Study: The Widow of Zarephath and Elijah part 4



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