When people are in need, some tend to their needs first before others. This is especially true for women and families living without basic necessities for an extended period of time. However, the widow woman did not allow her extremities to prevent her from making provisions for Elijah. Following are a few characteristics the widow woman exuded that changed her impoverished stance:
- She was not a complainer.
- She was very humble and industrious.
- She was charitable and generous.
- She had strong faith and confidence in God and His word.
Matthew 10:8b states, “Freely you have received, freely give.” Galatians 6:7b, states, “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” And, Luke 6:38 states, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
The measure of our lives will be determined by how we give, not how we receive. How does your life measure up?
Note: Bible verses are from The King James Version of the Bible.