Lessons From Elijah
Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.Notice that the Lord had already commanded this widow to sustain Elijah. This is significant. The Lord had already told this woman to give before Elijah approached her. You have to remember this as you read the rest of this story, or you could take this widow's statement about her situation as unbelief. She said she was going to fix her last little bit of food so that she and her son could eat it and die. But the Lord had already commanded her to sustain someone else.
The headline in the Jerusalem Post should have read like this: "PROPHET SAVES WIDOW'S LIFE BY TURNING HER NEED INTO A SEED!" But those who don't have faith never look at giving that way.