1 Kings 17:1-16
If you have been reading newspapers, watching on television or listening to the radio, you would have by now got abreast of world events, such as – the credit crunch which has affected the global economy leaving it in disarray.
Consequently, many of the world economies are now in recession. Zambia has not been spared – the mining sector has been affected resulting into massive job losses. As Zambians we were looking forward to the budget, hoping it will give us some relief, unfortunately the relief was far too little.
And some of you are asking, ‘Where are we to go?
I am assuring you that your economy does not depend on the budget; because the Bible teaches that God is our ultimate source. After creating man, God said, “I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit and seed in it. They will be yours for food’’. (Genesis 1:29).
What is happening in the world today, may affect you but ultimately God is your source.
When the Children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years, 3 million of them, (Psalms 78:23), God provided for them. He ensured that their clothes did not wear out. Their children grew up in the same clothes with them – there were no factories in the desert, for God was their source.
Abraham discovered God as his source, (Genesis 22:13) and King David knew God as His source (Psalms 23) and (Psalms 37).
Paul says, in Philippians 4:13, my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches and glory. So, this shows us that God is our source.
God uses many streams to provide for us. He may use a job, an uncle, aunt or a friend, but He is our ultimate source. Prophet Elijah came to know God as his ultimate source (1 Kings 17:1-16).
I would like us to consider Elijah’s experiences and be able to apply them in our lives that God is our ultimate source.For a full sermon kindly make an order by contacting us!