1 Kings 17:2-4 “Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: ‘Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there. ‘ ”
The Scene: Elijah beside the brook, resting as the ravens bring him meat and bread.
- Key verses: 1 Kings 17:5-6 “So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.”
- SPECIAL MEANINGS/SYMBOLS: 1) the brook–water (living water) provided by Father God, gave Elijah faith and trust in God’s Word and promises. 2) bread and meat provided by the ravens to Elijah–symbols of spiritual food for growth (mature Christians) as opposed to milk for new Christians (baby food). Like any good father, Father God wants His children to grow in maturity–become like Him; trustworthy, righteous, truthful…..
- The widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7-9) gave all the food she had to Elijah. She trusted Elijah to make good on his word. (1 Kings 17: 13-14) God’s Word provided more than enough from what would be left over for the prophet, the widow and her son.
As we see in this reading, God means what he says and can be trusted to provide whatever is needed when people trust Him enough to be obedient and obey His commands. When He says something will happen it WILL happen!
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