Old Testament Lesson
1 Kings 17:1-24
We see in the text today Elijah come to this widow and she was ready to die. She was ready to eat her last meal with her family and then die. But, the Lord had something else for her. The Lord had other plans. The Lord wasn't done with her yet; He was going to use her in a mighty way.
What was the great thing that the Lord had for her? She had to be faithful with a little. If she was faithful with the little that she had; then the Lord could do great things. Today, His desire for us is not that we climb the highest mountain; it is simply that we be faithful. If we do that; He'll take care of everything else.
New Testament Lesson
We are to follow the same path of our Lord, who instead of being haughty or proud, humbled Himself for our sake. There is really no great witness of the grace of Christ than true humility. Humility is not thinking or believe that we are nothing, it is remember that that God is everything. Humility is about losing ourselves inside of God's grace. Today, may we seek after Him, and today may we lose ourselves in Him. And in doing that, may we be truly humble.
We see the irony within this text. Herod's Prophets know where Jesus is to be born; and they do not seek. The Wise Men know nothing about Christi's coming; they simply follow the star. And they are the one's that come to worship. It is one things to know as the teaches did. It is another thing to follow, as the wise men did. May we not just know, may we follow.