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.”
Some Bible scholars believed this dead prophet-in-training was probably in the school of prophets with Elisha under Elijah. That might have accounted for why he didn’t approach Elisha, even when Elisha had stepped into the shoes of Elijah.
Beloved, you may be older than your pastor, but if God has called him, you better humble yourself and borrow vessel!
Your new Head of Department may be far your junior in school; come down from your heights and submit humbly under him. There is something he knows which you don’t. Humility always precedes learning.
I also want you to know, you are equally a vessel. One lesson from this story is that each of us are vessels made by God. But, can people borrow from you? Has any of your neighbours benefited from your expertise?
I want to believe if this widow had not been lending out to her neighbours previously, they wouldn’t have been there for her as well. Do to others as you would want them do to you.
Another point I want you to remember is that, she was instructed not to borrow a few! She was to borrow a great number of vessels. I want you to realise that the vessels formed the foundation of her success.
The depth and strength of the foundation determines the eventual height of the building.
Friend, how many books have you consulted as regards that new venture you’re about starting? How many people have you consulted?
Proverbs 11:14 “Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.”
You need multitude of counsellors, therefore, borrow not a few!
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