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1 Kings 17:14-15 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.” She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days.
Sometimes we treat love like a zero-sum game. We love with strings attached, we give with strings attached, and we still try to live as followers of Jesus. Throughout scripture we are confronted with a different way of life—one of self-sacrifice, mercy, and abiding love.
MOVING FORWARD: God does not play a zero-sum game. Should we?