2023-03-19 “Putting God First Helps Achieving Unachievable”(1 Kings 17:8-16)

Putting God First Helps Achieving Unachievable 以神為首有助達成不可達成的“(1 Kings 列王記上 17:8-16)

… I have instructed a widow there to supply you with food. … ‘And bring me, please, a piece of bread.’ … she replied, ‘I don’t have any bread – only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. … make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it – and die.’ Elijah said to her … first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land. … So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. …

… 我已經吩咐那裡的一個寡婦供養你。 … 請你也給我拿點餅來!”… 她說:“我沒有餅,缸裡只有一把麵粉,瓶裡只有一點油。… 為自己和兒子做餅,我們吃完了,就等死。”以利亞對她說 … 要先為我做一個小餅,拿出來給我,然後才為你自己和兒子做餅。因為耶和華以色列的神這樣說:‘缸裡的麵粉必不會用完,瓶裡的油決不會短缺,直等到耶和華降雨在地面上的日子。… 她和以利亞,以及她的家人,吃了許多日子。…

This is an illustrated example of putting God (via His faithful servant) first in the Old Testament similar to that of the poor widow whom Lord Jesus has commended for her offering all she had to live on for God’s sake. Putting God first in our daily life could often be accompanied with His marvellous sign(s)/act(s) that reveal His glory. What an honour we have if we could be of use to God and share His glory!


Prayer: Sovereign Lord, we can still believe that you continue to do signs and wonders among people glorifying your holy name today provided that we always seek your kingdom and your righteousness first in our lives. May the Holy Spirit open our eyes and our hearts so that we could sharply identify and promptly grip any opportunity, even not noticeable, for your will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.


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