In 1 Kings 17:8-12 we read:
Then the word of the Lord came to [Elijah], “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.”
Welcome to Zarephath, Elijah!
This is the third in a nine-part series of sermons exploring practical lessons from the life of Elijah, a great hero of faith from the Old Testament. This segment of his story demonstrates:
MAN’S INFORMED OBEDIENCE
GOD’S WISE AND FAITHFUL PROVISION
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