“So she said to Elijah, ‘What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!’ ” (1 Kings 17:18)
Do you see how this widow automatically blames herself for her son’s sickness? She feared that some sin she had committed was now coming back to haunt her through the curse of her son dying.
Exactly the opposite was true. Elijah will heal her son. The same Elijah that she had faith enough to feed when they had no food for themselves. The same Elijah that she housed when a king wanted him dead. Her faith led to Elijah saving her son.
God’s people often understatement His grace – this wasn’t about God punishing her for her sins, it was about God’s love being revealed to a woman that He loved.
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites