October 7, 2023

She Believed God’s Word

“ ‘Truly I tell you,’ he continued, ‘no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.’ ” – Luke 4:24-26 What if I told you that when you believe God’s word, you will be rewarded for it? Yesterday we discussed how Jesus had difficulty performing miracles in Nazareth compared to other towns, due to their lack of faith. In Nazareth, Jesus was celebrated, but he said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’ ” Jesus

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