The Importance of Mentors Part 3

Why? Because he witnessed Moses lead them from slavery and
God instructed Moses to encourage and mentor Joshua to lead with
distinction. Elijah mentored the widow at Zaraphath and she and
her household lived through a 3-year drought.
“8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and
dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to
provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath.
And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a
widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to
her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup,
that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he
called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of
bread in your hand.”
12 So she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I do
not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a
little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of
sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my
son, that we may eat it, and die.”
13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as
you have said, but make me a small cake from it first,
and bring it to me; and afterward make some for your-
self and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD God of
Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall
the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends
rain on the earth.’”
15 So she went away and did according to the word
of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for
many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor
did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the
LORD which He spoke by Elijah.” (1st Kings 17:8-16)
Devin Oten
DO Enterprises
Writer, Public Speaker and Philanthropist