1 Kings 17: God’s Provision

1 Kings 17: God’s Provision

God always fulfills His promises, and He always accomplishes His purposes. Previously, God had promised the Israelites that He would make the “sky like iron” and the “earth like bronze”, if they disobeyed Him and went after idols (Lev. 26:18–19; Deut. 11:16–17;...
1 Kings 17: God’s Provision

1 Kings 9: Pursue the Lord

Sometime after Solomon’s prayer, the LORD appears to Solomon a second time at Gibeon. In this encounter, He makes clear to Solomon that that this house that was built does not guarantee His presence and blessing. God exhorts Solomon to be obedient and to walk as his...
1 Kings 17: God’s Provision

Judges 16: The Consequences of Disobedience

Samson’s story reveals a sad but common pattern: instead of celebrating the One who gave him his gifts, he preened his ego and applauded himself. He trusted in his own abilities, foolishly believing that the gifts of the Lord would remain with him even though he was...
1 Kings 17: God’s Provision

Hoping in God’s Promises

Where do you turn when you encounter adversity? We are often tempted to look first to our own resources or our own abilities for aid. But the book of Job teaches us to humbly approach our God and trust in Him for His help, even when we do not understand why He is...
Morning Affirmations 4

Morning Affirmations 4

Circumstances of the Day (see all Morning Affirmations) When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you think about the upcoming day? Proverbs 3:5–6 tells us what our daily perspective ought to be: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not...