2 Kings 4:5
“So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.”
She owed a great debt.
2 Kings 4:1
“Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.”
She knew where to go to get help.
2 Kings 4:2
“And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.”
Elisha told her to do something illogical.
2 Kings 4:3-4
“Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.”
She chose to obey what the man of God said.
She risked all she had.
2 Kings 4:6
“And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.”
The oil stayed because she had faith.
God provided a solution to her problem.
2 Kings 4:7
“Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.”
She allowed God to guide her to the right people.
She chose to obey in faith what she was told to do.
She saw the Lord provide exactly what she needed.
The Widow With Oil serves as an example to us that it pays to ask the Lord to guide us and willingly obey in faith even those things which seem irrational.
Where God guides, He provides.
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