Daily Devotion-August 19, 2015-The Elijah Factor or How 1 Man Made a Difference-God Provides Supporters For His Messengers

The book of Elijah in the Bible imparts much wisdom and shows us God’s heart and character. God is love but He is also just and holy and cannot, because of His character, wink at sin. Every choice we make, good or bad, comes with consequences. The consequences belong to us because we make our own decisions out of the free will God gave us. Playing the blame game with God leads to disaster and destruction.

Truth in Palmyra

1 Kings 17:9,10

Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.


As we discussed in the previous devotion, things are changing for Elijah. The drought has arrived in full force, his creek has dried up, and his raven friend is no more. His instructions are to find a widow woman, and she will take care of him.

This is fairly notable actually. We learn later that this is a widow woman, with what appears to be a young son. It that day, life as a woman with…

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