Women Who Fear the Lord – The Widow and Elijah

We all have heard the story of Elijah and the widow’s olive oil jar which always stayed full. Let’s take a look at the back story in 1 Kings chapter sixteen. It starts off with at list of kings each worse in the eyes of the Lord than the one before. Ending with Ahab who was the worst of them all. He built his capital in Samaria. Married Jezebel. He allowed Hiel to rebuild Jericho with total disregard to what Joshua said in Joshua 6:26. Hiel lost both his oldest son, Abiram and his youngest son, Segub.

Now in chapter seventeen we see God has had enough of Ahab. Time to find out what happened.

Monday — God puts His foot down. What does He do and for how long? How was Elijah taken care of? 1 Kings 17:1-6

Tuesday — What happed to the brooks? Did God have a plan for Elijah? Did Elijah obey? 1 Kings 17:7-11

Wednesday — What did the widow say about God? Was she happy about Elijah’s request? What would you say her attitude was? 1Kings 17:12

Thursday — What happend to the widow and Elijah in 1 Kings 17:13-16?

Friday — What happened 1Kings 17:17-21? What was the widow’s response? How did Elijah handle it?

Saturday — In the end what happened to the widow and did it change her? 1 Kings 17:22-24.

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