Elijah at the Brook:

The lessons that can be learned from the life of Elijah help us to understand what it means to be followers of the LORD. Every step we take with Jesus brings us to a closer understanding of His will and His ways for us to follow. We have to believe, trust, be obedient and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Kings 17:1-16.

Elijah, the Tisbite, who lived in Gilead said to Ahab, the king of Israel, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”

And the word of the LORD came unto Elijah, saying, for him to go eastward and hid by the brook of Cherith before Jordan. The LORD shall provide water from the brook for Elijah to drink and He commanded the ravens to feed Elijah.

Elijah did according unto the word of the LORD and went and dwelt by the brook Cherith before the Jordan. And the ravens brought Elijah bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto Elijah, saying, “Arise, get to Zarephath, which belonged to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.”

Elijah 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.”

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, “Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.”

And she said, “As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

And Elijah said unto her, “Fear not; go and do as you have said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me and after make for you and for your son. For thus said the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.”

And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

What Can This Story Teach Us?

Elijah was obedient and trusted the words of the LORD. Not only Elijah but the widow woman also believed and were obedient and trusted in the LORD. Sometimes it may be hard to believe the Word of the LORD and that is where our faith comes into play. The LORD God sent Jesus Christ to be our Savior and our guide through this life.

We listen, learn, believe and trust the Words of the LORD and he is true to His Words. Every step we take with Jesus brings us to a closer understanding of His will and His ways for us to follow. We have to believe, trust, be obedient and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 30:5 tells us; “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

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Holstein, Joanne “Elijah at the Brook:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Feb 2015.< https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2220,>.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015, February) “Elijah at the Brook:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2220,.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015) “Elijah at the Brook:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (February), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2220, (accessed).

Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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