1 Kings Chapter 17 Discussion

  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Kings 17
    Hello Cynthia. You'll find this account in 2 Kings 4:8-37 & specifically verse 10 (about 'making a little chamber'). However, in this verse, 'making' probably doesn't refer to some special building work being done to create a room, rather, a case of 'providing & preparing' an existing small enclosed area of the building (that's fast against the wall & part of the wall) so that Elisha could reside. In some homes in the eastern culture, there's usually a room at the entrance of a house where guests come in, sit, & converse. Guests/visitors usually are not permitted to go further into the home, which is reserved only for family & relatives. This may be a similar situation that we see here in Shunem.
  • Cynthia on 1 Kings 17
    Question: where is it found that the Shumite women builds elijah a chamber in her house?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Kings 17
    Elijah was sent by God to the widow at Zarephath. It's understood that Elijah remained in Zarephath (on the Phoenician coast) for about three years before being sent by God to meet with Ahab, king of Israel, in Samaria. There is no indication that Elijah ever married the widow in the intervening time.
  • Troy on 1 Kings 17
    was Elijah married to the widow?
  • Eric Lopez on 1 Kings 17
    Epic chapter! How selfish are we these days to say I must take care of myself first so I can be of help to you later. This widow woman did as Elijah the stranger ask and gave him the first slice of bread and God rewarded her by reviving her child thru Elijah.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on 1 Kings 17
    God caused it not to rain for 3 1/2 years, and the Lord fed and gave Elijah his servant water with the ravens. note: james 5:17.
  • David suapilimai on 1 Kings 17
    what was the first verse to seven meant? 1kings chapter 17 verse 1-7
  • IN B on 1 Kings 17
    I first heard this story at primary school over sixty years ago. It made an impression on me that I have never forgotten. It taught me the virtue of walking in faith, and always to bear in mind that the humblest person we meet may be the vehicle of the Lord's precious grace. Thanks be to God
  • Wangechi on 1 Kings 17
    Our God is Jehovah Jireh our provider. Ours is to trust in Him always. He works in ways we cannot tell. Surrender everything to Him and surely will overcome in every situation and circumstances. Shalom!!
  • Rodney Smith on 1 Kings 17
    And HE is the same GOD yesterday, today and forever!
  • BSP on 1 Kings 17
    Verse 7~The stream ran dry, but Jehovah God continued to care for Elijah. We may get down to the bare minimum, but God can care for our needs.
  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus on 1 Kings 17
    Day 95 of Bible in a Year Reading. I LOVE this wonder-full account of Elijah and the widow. The woman sees how the food sustains life, but God is not only the sustainer of LIFE she beholds that He is the REVIVER of LIFE. AMEN and GLORY TO GOD.
  • Peter A. Okebukola on 1 Kings 17
    Elijah was a true man of God, a prophet of the most High. He told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word." This came to pass and in the midst of it, God spared Elijah and kept him well fed.
  • Irene123 on 1 Kings 17
    The difference between Vs. 14
  • Irene123 on 1 Kings 17
    V. 4 - there is a similar story on the MSN homepage tonight, about a tourist in the Amazon rain forest who left his camp of companions because of fear of an idol worship ceremony they were going to perform (smart man!) and the monkey's where he was at fed and led him to water for 9 days. God honored his discision.
  • Emmanuel Adobah on 1 Kings 17
    God is great in all things. If by the power of God prof.Elijah shut the heavens n put its key into is pocket for two yrs, without rain or dew wow! Thus powerful. Lord you are Worthy to be praised. Amen! In the name of my Savoiur Jesus christ I declear unto my life that whatever good, being healing or anytin any prophet of God has said unto my life has be fulfill in Jesus name! I shall not die from this sickness but i will live to declear the works of God, for Jesus told me this my sickness is not unto death n i am healed by the words of his chosen one. Help me shout a bigger Amen.. Amen
  • John madden on 1 Kings 17:22
    All souls belong to me. ezekiel 18 4 All not some .
  • Valorie Graves on 1 Kings 17
  • Eaglesrock on 1 Kings 17
    The word Elijah means the Lord who is strong. So Gods interest is to come into some bodies life, and impart to them a strength that they never had before. If you are going to talk to Ahab, you better be strong. If you are going to confront prophets of Bail you better be strong. If you are going to Pastor a church full of Backslidden people you better be strong. The word Elijah means the Lord who is strong. The word Tishbite means he who make captive. So when interpreted Elijah the Tishbite means the Lord will make you strong to hold captive the things that held you captive. By the way the Tishbite didn t belong to the inner circle of the 12 tribes. Elijah was an alien. He was an outsider. Point : God takes outsiders, that don t belong to the elite, that don t belong to the inner circle that other people would never choose, God chooses them and supernatural uses there future. Last but not the lease Elisha the Tishbite means that God reserves the right to choose whoever he wants. Now tell me if Elijah the Tishbite has a new meaning to your life now? Remember we are pattern after a process of a pattern and a power after Elijah. We need to become a specialist on Elijah.
  • Minister T. Reese on 1 Kings 17
    God is amazing, we need to learn how to stretch out, one time for the father, son, and the holy spirit. The trinity is powerful.
  • Moses on 1 Kings 17:1
    I think Elijah spoke fearlessly in authority for God disregarding the king possession he let know that his disregard for God has caused the whole nation to suffer. God wants more men like Elijah and I wish I could be one of them.
  • Apostle Gregory Reese on 1 Kings 17
    The word for this Sunday is from this chapter vs 21. "Stretch Out " Gods people faith will be stretched like never before in these last and evil days.Those who are willing to stretch out in full authority of the Godhead will be victorious,though the storm might seem overwhelming!!10 26 2014
  • Nelly on 1 Kings 17
    sacrificial giving is a result of total surrender. The point of hopelessness that creates hope. miracles. an opportunity to allow God to give life. A mark that lasts forever.
  • Michele HANEY on 1 Kings 17:6
    i love being reminded of Gods might power and how He uses people to do amazing. feats!
  • Michele HANEY on 1 Kings 17:6
    i love being reminded of Gods might power and how He uses people to do amazing. feats!
  • Angel Carbonu on 1 Kings 17:16
    This is a covenant statement between us and God as we meditate on it we will not lack the provident of life as God provides for us may we be vessels through which happiness comes to others AMEN
  • Deom on 1 Kings 17
    FAITH....proving God in challenging times. The mistake we make ever so often is to try and fine solutions to our life's struggles via our own efforts, when all we need to do is just TRUST GOD...He is the answer.
  • Rochelle Gregory on 1 Kings 17
    I believe God wants us to think of him as our only source, which he indeed is, however we get caught up in the process and begin to loose heart in knowing that God shall supply all our needs according to his riches in glory m. God doesn't go back on his promises and promised not to leave nor forsake us in life or death. If God cares and provides for the ravens, how much more does he love us. Just as the widow woman did, we have to see ourselves in the blessing.
  • Elder Dube on 1 Kings 17
    It was God's idea that Elijah went to the widow. It was God's idea that Elijah was to be fed by the widow. This was only possible if the widow was obedient. Elijah was obedient and the woman was also obedient, this produced the miracle. Why we are not getting similar results is because we are not obedient. Obedience means doing what God says to be done. Doing our own things our own way will not produce miracles!!!!!!!! The widow had total trust and respect for the word of God!!!! God teach us to take you seriously at your word.
  • George on 1 Kings 17
    I have learnt a lot concerning the power of faith in our daily lives.

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