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The Lord’s Perfect Care

The Lord’s Perfect Care

And the barrel of meal did waste not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 1 Kings 17:16


Read 1 Kings 17:8-16

The Lord cared for Elijah. To protect him from the wrath of King Ahab, the Lord sent Elijah to the brook Cherith. There he had water to drink from the brook, and there ravens brought him bread and meat to eat both morning and evening. Ravens are scavengers, and in times of scarcity, they may even eat their young. This shows us the greatness of the miracle; God fed Elijah by these birds of prey.

When the water from the brook dried up, the prophet was sent by the Lord to a widow in Zarephath. When he arrived there, she was about to use the last of her oil and flour to make one last meal for herself and her son. Here too, the Lord performed a miracle; every day the oil in her cruse and the flour in her barrel were replenished. We must realize that the Lord does not only marvelously provide in extreme situations, but He provides under normal circumstances as well. The seasons follow their course as He has ordained. However, His particular care is reserved for His people. He provides for their souls as well as their daily needs. Are we willing to speak about this truth to others? The Lord cares in a most perfect way for those who believe in Him; they will lack nothing. Do you really believe this?


Thought: We must never be overly concerned.


Psalter 90:4,5 (based on Psalm 34) Around His saints as watch and ward Encamps the angel of the Lord; That God is good, O taste and see, Who trusts in Him shall blessed be. Fear Him, ye saints, and do His will, And all your needs He will fulfill, Tho’ beasts of forest lack their food. Those seeking God shall want no good.

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