GOD FIRST-1

GOD FIRST-1
1Kings 17:13 “And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.”

Elijah gave the woman a very hard and difficult instruction. He told her to go and make cake for him first and then for herself and her son. If it were to be in our day, the prophet will probably be in trouble with the press, social media pundits and others.

People will rebel and call the prophet all sort of names. Well, that is not the focus of this meditation, what happened that day was not about a prophet trying to “raise offering” or feed himself, it was much deeper than that.

Elijah in this encounter represents God as His oracle, while the woman represents the believer, and her son is a symbol of our cares, concerns and challenges.

Here is the simple principle that was at play here:

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

As long as we reverse the order, miracle will never happen. Jesus gave us this template but unfortunately many people want miracles but will never obey this rule. Many of us behave like this woman. We want God to bail us out of our predicaments but yet we don’t want to have anything to do with Him.

Many people use God like an “ATM” in the bank. We just want to “punch” him and withdraw money. If I may ask, what was the color of the last ATM machine you used? What was its height, width and breath?

The truth is that except you’re exceptional curious you won’t know. Not only that, you don’t care!

That is the way many people behave around God, but unfortunately He doesn’t operate like that. He is not a machine, He is a Living Being. He craves for a relationship and a commitment from us.

He always want to be number one in our lives.

To be continued…

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