The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry. 1 Kings 17:14
When a widow in Zarephath shared her last morsels with the prophet Elijah, he gave her a promise from the Lord. There would always be flour in her bin and oil in her jar until the rain came—an endless provision of resources during the drought.
The Bible often compares bread to the Word of God and oil to the Holy Spirit. These are our resources of daily life, and they will never be depleted. You can have all of the Spirit’s power you need and all the Word of God you can devour.
These resources bring contentment and peace in life. The jar will never run dry, and the bin will never be used up. Friends may fail us; money may run low; health may give way; circumstances may change. But we have a perpetual supply of grace—as infinite as God’s own character—as we walk in the Spirit and feed on the Word. God’s resources are as never-ending as the life He gives us through Christ our Lord.
Though I have not outward comforts and worldly conveniences to supply my necessities, yet I have a sufficient portion between Christ and my soul abundantly to satisfy me in every condition. Jeremiah Burroughs, Puritan preacher
1 Kings 17:10-16 Elijah & Widow of Zarephath 2015-11-08