Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 6, 2013

First Last

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1 Kings 17:13. Elijah said to her, “Dont be afraid. Go and do as you planned. But first make a small cake for me and bring it to me; then make something for yourself and your son.

That is quite a request. Take care of another’s need before you take care of your own. The world says take care of number one first. Scripture says in Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” It does not say as is given to you you shall give. We are more concerned with ourselves than with our obedience to God. This is a sign of lack of trust. God also tells us in John 12:25, “The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.” Notice the word “his” before “life.” It does not say we should not love life but we should not love our own life on this earth above eternal life with God. Our eternal life begins when we accept Jesus, God’s Son, as Lord and Savior and endeavor to walk in obedience with Him. The widow gave first to God through Elijah and God provided sufficient for her and her son.

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