Dealing With Debt
Turn to Second Kings chapter four, would you please. We've been preaching here a while on Sunday nights on the miracles of Elisha. And we've told you that just as Elisha's life was a miraculous life, in a very real sense our lives is to be, are to be supernatural lives. And I'm reading here Second Kin-.s chapter four and the first seven verses.
The title of the message tonight is DEALING WITH DEBT, dealing with debt. "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 creditors come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. And Elisha said unto her, what shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in thine house, or what hast thou in the house? And she said, thine handmaid hath not any thing. in the house, save or accept a pot of oil. lie said, go borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, 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. So she went from him and shut the door upon tier, and upon her soils and brought the vessels to her and she poured out. 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." That is, it stopped being. poured out. There was no more supply of oil when all of the vessels were filled. "The 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." And I want you to notice that special phrase in verse seven, Pay thy debt. Every Christian ought to pay his debts and yet they're many of us who have debts that we don't realize. Many of you say, well, I'm solvent. I don't owe anybody anything. Well, ha, in the spiritual sense ...
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