Friday Facts - Famines in the Bible

We're going to take a little change in direction this week with Friday Facts. However, I love the "new words facts" so that will be back in the future. I just thought it would be fun to scatter them around a bit.

So, this week I thought we would look at famines in the Bible. Currently, I am studying (and posting) the book of Ruth. At the beginning of this book we find that Naomi and her family initially moved to Moab due to a famine in their hometown of Bethlehem.

But, this particular famine is not the only one we read about in the Bible. Here are some others.....

* A famine caused Jacob's sons to go to Egypt to buy grain. It is there there they re-unite with their brother Joseph. (Genesis 41:56-42:6)

* Elijah the prophet told of the message he received from God that rain would be withheld from Israel because of the sin's of the people. A famine was the result of the long period of time without rain. (1 Kings 17)

* Famine came to the city of Jerusalem when the Babylonians beseiged the city. (2 Kings 25:1-3)

* During the time of the New Testament, there was a famine in Palestine as had been predicted by the prophet Agabus. (Acts 11:28)

* In the book of Revelation we find "famine" pictured as one of the four horsemen that stalks the earth just before the return of Jesus. (Revelation 6:5-8)

Now that you are armed with info regarding famine in the Bible.. go out and enjoy your weekend! I know... you just couldn't have moved forward without all that info, could you now? :)

Seriously, though, may you all have a great weekend spending time with family and friends and full of many blessings from God!

8 Thoughts Shared:

LisaShaw said...

Precious Melanie,

This is actually a very IMPORTANT message particularly in these times. As one that studies "subject matter" in the Word of God often I find this very interesting especially as we look at what is happening around us right now and what is to come.

We are seeing a spiritual famine in the land right now and have been for a long time but it's super excelerated right now. In addition to that spiritual famine we are seeing the economic faminie which I believe is a DIRECT RESULT of the spiritual famine...

The world needs JESUS and we are seeing the results of SO many who have rejected or dismissed the presence and authority of our GOD and so I'm going to use your list as another prompting to pray -- pray -- pray.

I love your heart Melanie. You are saturated in the Word and it shows through what you bring to us. Thank you for having a heart after the heart of GOD! Have a blessed weekend.

Tricia said...

Very interesting Melanie, thanks for sharing!


Amydeanne said...

love the tidbits you provide me with each week!

Laurie Ann said...

Great facts, Melanie. I love the restoration that always came after the famines in the Bible.

Sab said...

Thanks for those facts! I love reading these each week!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

That's interesting how sometimes famines can bring real blessings. Something I need to hear & believe in right now. Thanks for the reminder!

I hope you have a great weekend with your family!

Chris said...

May you also have a wonderful weekend. Great post!

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