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 creditor is 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 the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. (2 Kings 4:1-2)
Today's Morsel: The story is told of two young lads in Sunday School that were always being mischievous. And so the teacher took them to see the pastor. When the first boy went in, in a very stern voice and with a mean look, the pastor asked the boy, "Where is Jesus?" The boy was stunned. Over and over again, with such forceful words, the pastor said, "Where is Jesus?" Fear gripped the lad's heart as the pastor asked him one last time, "Where is Jesus?" The lad jumped from his seat, ran out the door, hollering to his friend, "Run man, Jesus is missing and they think we took him." (humor).
In today's passage, we see that there are two boys in trouble; not by their own doing, but by a debt left by their father. If something isn't done to elevate the debt, the boys are going to become servants or slaves. But thank God for mothers who know where to take issues in the time of trouble. We were all "sons in trouble" because of the debt our father Adam left us. There is no way we would be able to pay this debt. But our God paid it for us. He gave His only son, Jesus, for a ransom. Do you know where go God when your children are in trouble? When Paul and Silas were beaten and cast into prison, at midnight they prayed and sang psalms and God heard their plea. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with your debt today, why not talk with your pastor, trust God, and see what advice he gives you for getting out of debt.
Sing: He paid a debt, he did not owe, I owed a debt, I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away, and now I sing, a brand new song amazing grace, for Jesus paid a debt, that I could never pay.