The Prophet’s Widow and Her Sons

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The grace of God is so great, yet often it takes the government of God in our lives to bring us to call on the Lord for help. Such was the case of the widow who was so indebted that her two sons were in danger of being sold as slaves. The widow was brought to the point of having nothing to solve her problem. Two things were used to deliver her: the pot of oil and the borrowed vessels. The oil is a picture of the Holy Spirit, which is the power of Christian life. The borrowed vessels represent our bodies and the temporary things of this life that are given for us to use until the Lord comes. As the widow poured the oil into the borrowed vessels, it was multiplied until they were all full. This is an example of the power of the Spirit of God to provide for all our needs along the way. She was able to pay all the creditors, deliver her sons from bondage and then live off the rest. When there were no more vessels, the oil stayed. The supply perfectly matched the need.
D. C. Buchanan