Common Theme

Did Elijah ever get tired of that bread and water? (1 Kings 17) When I first ate canned salmon and peach juice in that storm, I was ever so grateful. By lunch time and definitely by supper, I was more cranky than thankful. And that was only for a day or so…

Elijah’s next experience with food actually came through a human… I bet he was grateful… I sure would be!

When the brook dried up, God sent Elijah to the town of Zarephath and Elijah obeyed. Do you sense a common theme here?

Just as God said, he met a widow there and asked her…

“Please, would you bring me a little water in a jug? I need a drink.” …. “And while you’re at it, would you bring me something to eat?” (1 Kings 17:11, MSG)

Elijah learned that God will provide. Now the widow will learn obedience, provision  and tithing.

She said, “I swear, as surely as your God lives, I don’t have so much as a biscuit… Elijah said “Don’t worry about a thing. Go ahead and do what you’ve said. But first make a small biscuit for me and bring it back here. Then go ahead and make a meal from what’s left for you and your son.” (From 1 Kings 17:12-14, MSG)

DID YOU CATCH THAT LINE?? First make a meal for me (that is to God, via his prophet- servant.) That, Dear Friends, is called tithing, giving the first 10 % to God.

And guess what? The jar of meal didn’t run out and the bottle of oil didn’t become empty.

Prayer – Lord, how dare we expect you to provide for us when we don’t obey in even the smallest things, like tithing? Ouch and Amen

One Comment

  1. That was NOT tithing. It was a freewill sacrificial offering. Stop twisting scripture.
    Also, firstfruits and tithes are NOT the same thing!

    May 31, 2016
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