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1 Kings 17:1-16 Jehovah Jireh: The One who Provides.
There are many stories of God's children who lived before us in the years gone by, and through whose accounts of their lives we are given hope, inspiration and direction for our lives. In these challenging economic times, it is good to remember that our provider is our faithful God, and not ourselves or our government Elijah, who had a nature just like us, lived in a very evil time in which he was told by the LORD God to tell the king that there was going to be a drought. This drought was not just some coincidence, but it was placed upon the nation which was led by King Ahab because of their departure from the ways of the LORD and into their own sinful ways. The drought was a judgment of mercy, which was intended to bring those He had created back to Him.

Having relayed the message, Elijah then was told to go live in an area that was in midst of the drought, where he would be provided for through a brook that he was near and through ravens that would bring his bread and flesh in the morning and in the evening. He was provided for by the LORD for some time, but soon the effects of the lack of rain began to cause the water flow to slow down and then to dry up. Elijah, being like one of us, must have been wondering what was going to happen to him as he saw the stream flow slow day by day, but yet he did not leave the place where the LORD had told him that He would provide for him.

While he was waiting there, the Word of the LORD came to him, telling him to go to Zarephath and there, a widow woman whom the LORD had instructed, would sustain him. As Elijah came to the city gate, he saw the widow woman there, gathering sticks so the she could prepare her and hers son's final meal. Elijah, believing and trusting in the Provider, called upon her to first serve his needs and then take care of her and her son's needs, telling her of the promise of the LORD: The jar of meal shall not be exhausted, the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth. She believed the word of the LORD as spoken through Elijah,: and she, and he, and her house did eat many days. And the jar of meal, and the jug of oil did not become empty, according to the Word of the LORD, which He spake by Elijah.

As we note the references to the Word of the LORD in verses 1, 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, and 16, may we be reminded that the LORD has taken care of us up to this day, is taking care of us today and will take care of our future. Elijah not only spoke the Word of the LORD, but he also obeyed the Word of the LORD concerning his own life and provision. He not only brought blessing to himself through his obedience, but he also brought blessing and provision to others. As we meditate on this story of the ways of the LORD, may the Holy Spirit minister to us faith, trust and obedience toward our Provider, Jehovah Jireh.

In Christ's love,

Pastor Orval
Posted on 02 Aug 2011 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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