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  • Alan Fong

Me First!

Today’s Verse:

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. ~1 Kings 17:13

I remember as a child that whenever we were told to line up for recess or to be called on by the teacher, many of us would cry out, “Me first!” We wanted to be recognized as the first to be selected, to be in line, or to be recognized. Most people don’t like being other than first. Even more so, God wants to be first in our life, our decisions, our choices, and our desires.


We see the earthly concerns.

“And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” This woman was anxious about how she would make ends meet. She had a “have not” mindset. A “have not” mindset looks at the circumstances instead of having faith in God. A “have not”