The Waiting

The Waiting

1 Kings 17:2-7

I. The Protection of His life (3, 5)

A. The Necessity of this protection
B. The Judgement in this protection

Psa. 109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Deut. 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.

“Does not this truth explain why so many pulpits in our land are so barren of good spiritual food? Of course it does. People have for too long shown little interest in spiritual blessing. If the preacher’s sermon goes a bit long, they fume and fuss as they prefer their all-Sunday-afternoon sports’ shows and beer commercials on TV to a few extra minutes of spiritual instruction from God’s Book. So God, in His justified wrath, has emptied pulpit after pulpit of men who could preach with excellence; and now about all you get from the Sunday sermons are husks.” - John G. Butler

II. The Provision of his meals (4, 6)

A. The Food.

i. The Source of the food ii. The Stipulation of faith iii. The Schedule of the food

B. The Water

Prov. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

III. The Preparation of his heart

A. Need for solitude

Psa. 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

B. Need of Humility

James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

C. Need of Patience – learn to wait on GOD!!!