Young at Heart –
2 Kings 4:1-7
1 One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the Lord. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.” 2 “What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” “Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she replied. 3 And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbours. 4 Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.” 5 So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. 6 Soon every container was full to the brim! “Bring me another jar,” she said to one of her sons. “There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing. 7 When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”
1. What was the woman’s problem?
2. Who did she turn to? What was his role?
3. What did Elisha do?
4. What happened when the woman started pouring?
5. When you pray, does God answer your prayers? How does He answer your prayers?
Memory Verse: 2 Kings 4:5-6a
So, she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim!
Dear God. Thank you that you are a God who answers prayers. Help me to look for your answer to my prayers and help me to thank you every day for keeping your promises. Amen.