Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – August 3, 2022

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

 

Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab,

“As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand,

there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

1 Kings 17:1 (ESV)


 

ELIJAH: THE LORD IS THE SOURCE AND SUSTAINER OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

 

Missionary statesman Hudson Taylor had complete trust in God’s faithfulness. In his journal he wrote: Our heavenly Father is a very experienced One. He knows very well that His children wake up with a good appetite every morning… He sustained 3 million Israelites in the wilderness for 40 years. We do not expect He will send 3 million missionaries to China; but if He did, He would have ample means to sustain them all… Depend on it, God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. (Our Daily Bread)

 

God provided for and sustained His people while Baal allowed his people to die. Only the one true God is able to sustain life. If God says let it rain, it rains. If God says don’t let it rain there will be no rain. The name “Elijah” may be rendered, “Jehovah is my God”or “Jehovah is my strength.” God was the source of his strength and God is the source of our strength.

 

Reference

 

When have you been worried that God would not provide for you or sustain you? What were the results?

 

Praise/Prayer

 

Praise God for the times you can recall that He provided for you when you had fears. Talk to God about any areas of need in your life now. Ask Him to meet those needs.

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