Today’s passage is 1 Kings 17:1-16. Let’s go!
On verses 1-16: In these verses we are introduced to Elijah, one of the most powerful prophets in the Bible. First, Elijah goes to King Ahab (probably in the capital city of Samaria) and predicts that rain will not fall in Israel for years except at his word (v1).
Second, we see how God supernaturally provides for Elijah’s needs, initially at a brook in the Kerith Ravine while Elijah hides from Ahab and his prophet-killing wife Jezebel (v2-7). Later God provides in an amazing way for Elijah and a widow’s family in the town of Zarephath (v8-16).