Please read a few words of thanks & encouragement from subscribers of the Monday Morning Message!

Deuteronomy 15:10 You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him: because that for this thing the LORD your God shall bless you in all your works, and in all that you put your hand to.
Deuteronomy 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given you.
1 Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Proverbs 21:26 He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.
Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, said the LORD of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?
Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.
Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Level 4, Lesson 7
Elijah and the Poor Woman


In the long ago days there was a poor woman who lived at
the seaside in a place called Zarephath. She had a little boy to love,
but she had no husband to work either for him or for her.

The fields of Zarephath were bare and brown. There had
been no rain for so long that the ground was baked hard. Neither corn
nor fruits would grow.

The widow of Zarephath had no money and no bread. She
had a handful of flour in the barrel, and a little olive-oil in the jar,
and that was all. Her little boy and she went out beyond the city gate
to look for sticks to make a fire to bake one little cake.

While they were gathering sticks, they saw a stranger
coming towards them. He wore a cloak of camel’s hair, fastened with a
belt of leather. He said to the woman, “Please give me a drink of water.”

And she was going to fetch it, he called to her, “Bring me, I beg, a piece of bread in your hand.”

The woman knew that his name was Elijah. Now she said to him, “I
have no loaf of bread, only a handful of flour in the barrel and a
little olive oil in the jar, just enough to make one little cake for my
son and myself. After that there will be nothing left.”

Elijah said, “Don’t be afraid, but
make me a little cake first. For this is what the Lord , the God of
Israel, says, ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil
will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land.'”

And the kind widow woman lit her fire. She mixed her
dough, and baked a little cake of bread. She gave it to Elijah, and lo!
in the barrel there was still a handful of flour, and in the jar there
was still a little olive oil. She was able to mix a cake for her little
boy and herself to eat, and even yet there was more.

She let Elijah, who was God’s servant, stay at her
house, and she gave him food. While he was there the barrel of flour
never became empty, neither did the jar of olive oil fail. There was
always enough for her, her son, and for Elijah.