Topic: WHAT DO YOU HAVE
The Widow’s Oil 2Kings 4:1-7
Our lives begin with what we have, from what we have we will get what we need.
Bible exhorts us to make use of what we have with all our ability
The duty of the widow to come out of debt when SHE CRIED OUT TO ELISHA:
- To Borrow Vessels
- To pour oil from her cruse into the borrowed vessels
- Selling the oil,
- Discharge the debt,
- Maintain herself and family with the remainder.
Things that we need to know
(1) We must seek for solution to our problem
John 14:13. And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Matthew 21:22. And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
John 15:7. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.
(2) We must make efforts based on our ability (2Kings 13:19)
The way God generally meets our needs is to take what we have and to multiply it as we turn our lives over to Him and obey the principles of His Word. This is true of our talents, our gifts, finances, or physical assets
(3) We must make use of what we have wisely (Eph. 3:20-21)
We must first take the oil we have, trust God to multiply it, and then as the Lord supplies, not only pay our debts, and expenses, but give unto the Lord a return on His investment in us.
If we find that the supply of God stops, then either the need has been supplied according to His will, or there are no more empty vessels