1 Kings 17:17-24 – PROPHET UNDER PRESSURE
Elijah the prophet had made a proclamation to King Ahab that it would not rain. Vs. 1
God hid Elijah by Brook Cherith and provided for his needs there. Vss. 2-6
When the brook dried up, God provided for his needs through a poor widow. Vss. 7-16
HE WAS ACCUSED DURING TROUBLE – Vss. 17-18
A distraught mother got on Elijah’s case.
HE ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY – Vs. 19
Elijah didn’t argue or accuse back, he simply took responsibility for the problem.
HE ASKED FOR GOD’S HELP – Vss. 20-22
Elijah cried out to God, getting personally involved with the problem.
God gave life back to the child.
HE ANSWERED THE ACCUSATION – Vss. 23-34
Elijah presented the son back alive.
The widow acknowledged that Elijah was indeed God’s prophet.