"What hast thou in the house?"

"We must increase our understanding of Truth if we are to continue to progress"

Elisha, the man of God, expressing a desire to help a widow with two sons, asked (II Kings 4:2), "What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house?" We read that the woman answered, "Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil." Now Elisha was not concerned that she had "not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil," but he was concerned that she should gather empty vessels. "Borrow not a few," he said. He told her that she should pour what oil she had into those vessels until all were full. He saw that she needed to appraise and value what she already had. She was obedient to his command, and her needs were met when she sold the precious oil.

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A Loud Appeal
March 30, 1963

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