More Than Enough
Guest Minister: Jonie Scruggs
More Than Enough
Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 Elisha and the Widow's Oil
Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. 4 Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. 6 When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”
God has time for everyone no matter their status in life. In the previous chapter, He dealt with a king and in this chapter, He is dealing with a widow. He is able to handle anything that comes into our life. His supply is greater than our shortage.
Point 1: Elisha asked the widow: What have you in the house? Her first response was nothing…except a jar of oil. God asked Moses a similar question: What do you have in your hand? We are often like the widow and Moses thinking what we have is so little and taking for granted what God has already provided. What is little to us is big to God. It’s not how much oil you have but what you do with it.
Point 2: Elisha told the widow to Pour what you have. As God fills our jar, we are to pour it out on others. We need to have an empty jar to be filled with God’s provision. He is always more than enough.
Point 3: Elisha told the widow to sell the oil and pay her debts, and then she could live on what’s left. God will continue to supply our needs by His grace, which is always more than enough. Grace drips from every word of God.