Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.
"Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,
Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
The woman was a Greek, of Syrophoenician origin. She asked him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
For he says to Moses: "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,
1 Kings 17:1
Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As certainly as the Lord God of Israel lives (whom I serve), there will be no dew or rain in the years ahead unless I give the command."
And he did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.