2 Kings 4:3 “Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, [even] empty vessels; borrow not a few.”
2 Kings 4:3 “”Here’s what you do,” said Elisha. “Go up and down the street and borrow jugs and bowls from all your neighbors. And not just a few–all you can get.”
I have since heard people use this scripture as an excuse to go borrow money. They even borrow and ran into debt just like the prophet-in-training. The interesting thing however is that many have not yet sat down to analyse this scripture and look at it from a different perspective.
The word “vessels” as used here is not just talking about containers that can be used to hold liquid and other items. It is deeper than that. Hear this:
2 Timothy 2:20 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”
2 Timothy 2:21 “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work.”
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
1 Thessalonians 4:4 “That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”
1 Thessalonians 4:4 “Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body,”(MSG)
One use of the word vessels here means human beings. It refers to our bodies as men and women. The dictionary amongst other things defines vessel as, “A person who is a container of qualities or feelings.”
In one sense, Elisha was simply saying, “Woman, for you to breakout and breakthrough in life and destiny, there are certain things you need, go and borrow those qualities and wisdom from others”.
To be continued…
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