Today, I want to talk to you about the widow and her two sons in 2 Kgs 4: A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha saying ‘Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves?’
Let’s visualise this situation, here we have a family with the man of the house being a man of God, a prophet to be precise. He was doing the work of God he and was a God fearing man. But the prophet must have fallen on hard times because it got to a point where the prophet then had to borrow money. In order to borrow money and then use his two sons as a collateral, that means he was extremely desperate financially.
I can’t imagine what it must have been like for them all as a family, it must have been a tough time. To top it all, the man of God then died. As you know, lenders are usually pretty much hard hearted. The lender must have been harassing the widow and I can just see her begging him in the name of the Lord and asking him to give her time. But unfortunately it got to the point where, the woman had no other choice but to get ready for the creditor to come and take her two sons.
The Bible tells us that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Well, that was exactly the case with this widow. In desperation, she went to see prophet Elisha and asked for his help, support, guidance or prayer regarding this pressing matter.
The end of the story is one of favour and victory. If you meet a true man/woman of God and they give you instructions and you do as he/she tells you, your situation has to change from test to testimony in Jesus name, as in the case of this widow. The widow and her two sons were able to pay their debts and live on what was left; how amazing is that? From nothing to abundance. Only God can make that happen for his children.
I love Ps 25:2 O Lord, I put my trust in you; let me not be ashamed.
Ps 71: 1 In you O Lord I put my trust; let me not be put to shame. In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
PRAYER POINTS: Father Lord, do not let me be put to shame, over this matter… Lord take away this shame (name the situation) from me in Jesus name.