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07/09/2020

Waste Not

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 thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after

1 Kings 17:11-13

This widow only had enough food for one last meal with her son. Just as she gathered some sticks for a fire to cook this last meal, Elijah came and asked for something to eat. The woman told him that she didn’t have enough food for him to which Elijah told her to make him the cake first. In our life, we will face times where God will test us to see if we will put Him first. God wanted this widow to put Him first because He had blessings for her. Too often, we waste the blessings of God because we try to solve our problems in our own strength. All God wants is for us to trust Him, have faith in His strength, and rely upon Him to bless us, provide, and supply our needs.

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