The richness of God's love

How timely and instructive the experiences recounted in the Bible remain today! While the particulars of an account may not be exactly comparable to those of our present technological age, the lesson provided is eternally applicable. Consider, for instance, how Elisha helped a widow pay her debt. See II Kings 4:1–7 .

The woman sought out this man of God when a creditor threatened to take her sons to be bondmen. In response to Elisha's question "What hast thou in the house?" she reported that all she had was a pot of oil. He told her to borrow many empty vessels and then, after shutting the door to their home, to fill the containers from the pot of oil, every vessel was filled. Elisha told her to sell the oil, pay the debt, and use the rest for her and her sons' living.

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The answer to lack
July 12, 1982
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