Pay Your Debts and Live on the Rest

“Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.” 2 Kings 4:7

When Elisha’s servant died, his widow came to Elisha in desperation. Her late husband’s creditor was coming after her, and since she didn’t have any money, they were threatening to take her two children away to be slaves. So Elisha asked her what did she have in her house. She told him all she had was a jar of oil. Elisha then gave her specific instructions. He told her to go and borrow many empty vessels from her neighbors, go home, close the door behind her, and pour the oil into all of the empty vessels. Well, miraculously God took her one jar of oil and multiplied it until all of the jars were full! Then Elisha told her to do something I believe we all need to hear. He said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”

In the US, tax season has arrived and many are getting a large lump sum of money. It would be wise to do the same thing Elisha told the widow woman: “Pay your debts and live on the rest.”

My sister, you prayed for God to provide and now, here it is. Don’t waste this opportunity. Seize it by using the increase He’s given you to set yourself up for financial success in this year.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Help me to make wise choices when it comes to large lump sums of money you bring into my hands. Direct me Holy Spirit. Help me resist the temptation to waste financial opportunities that come my way. Help me to be self-controlled and use what you give me wisely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read 2 Kings 4:1-7)

11 thoughts on “Pay Your Debts and Live on the Rest”

  1. 1-29-18
    DOTK

    Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
    2nd Kings 4:7

    Bless u Kesha for your faithfulness my sister with your dedication to the DOTK Daily Devotionals!💞
    It is much loved, needed, & appreciated!💞
    I wake up in the morning, immediately give thanks to Daddy for waking me up in my right mind, whole, saved, protected, & loved!💞Blessing Him for another day of life filled with much love mercy, grace, fresh & anew, & whatever my calling is for that day to serve my Jesus!💞Blessing Jesus Holy Name & prayers for family & loved ones every morning to cover us all in His Precious Blood!💞Then I read the DOTK Daily Devotional for the day before I do anything else to see what sayeth The Lord to me, His Daughter for that Day!💞 These devotionals set the tone for my day for me with what The Holy Spirit is telling me in these Devotionals!💞I love u my sister Kesha & brother Bernard.💞 I pray one day to meet u on this side of Glory, worshipping, praising, Ware faring for the souls that Jesus wants His children saved, ALL OF THEM!💞 I pray to be @ your side of u & other DOTK & SOTK!💞 Princess & Prince Warriors for Our King Jesus!💞Much Love, Blessings & Shalom, Always, your Sister in Christ Jesus, Regina Weston💞

    1. Peace & Blessings Sister Regina💖!!!
      Your Mornings sound like mine!!😊
      Isn’t it a Blessing to be able to wake up KNOWING & LOOKING forward to an Awesome Word of Encouragement from the Lord through DOTK?!! I am excited EVERY MORNING & I INTENTIONALLY save DOTK as my last Devotional..because I KNOW it’s going to be ESPECIALLY FOR ME!!!
      Love Always💕

  2. Praise to the word of God. Good advice! I pray also for wisdom to manage my money and use it wisely and also to put God first in my finances and see provision coming in to bless the kimdom of God and others in need as God derrects our heart to do so in obedience to Gods word Amen! Praise God!…❤❤🙏🙏

  3. It’s my first time of using this devotional after being added by my young daughter a few days ago.
    Thank God for His Word that faileth not. It comes at the right time to give light to areas we are experiencing darkness, struggles & failing in faith.
    The word of today has given me an opportunity to pray for myself & many others who are careless with finances; that God will put in us a Spirit of responsible financial accountability in Jesus Name.

  4. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!!!
    Glory To Your Name Lord!!!
    CONFIRMATION!!!!!!!!
    Father God..I THANK YOU..I THANK YOU..I THANK YOU!!!
    🎤Father Alone He Knows All About It..
    Father Alone Will Understand Why..
    Cheer Up My Brother..
    And Live In The Sunshine..
    He’ll Understand It..
    By & By🎵
    Lord, You are simply…AMAZING!!! & I just LOVE YOU..LOVE YOU..LOVE YOU!!!
    🎤If I, had ten thousand tongues..
    I’d use them all to lift His Name..
    Cause He knows me better..
    Much better than anyone else..
    And He takes better..
    Better care of me..
    Than I care for myself..
    Ohhh..
    He keeps, doing great things for me..
    He keeps, doing great things for me🎵
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  5. Thank you and the name of Jesus pay all debt that need to pay and live off the rest God continue to help me do what’s best with my finances status and the name of Jesus it pay Thank you God and live off the rest and the name of Jesus Hallelujah ans the of Jesus Amen

  6. Yes Oh Lord. Help us to be good stewards with our finances. Help us Father to put you first with our money and You promised to pour us out blessings that we don’t have room enough to contain. Thank you precious Jesus 💜

  7. AMEN! SO BE IT! FATHER GOD give me wisdom. YOU said wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom and in all thy getting get understanding. (Proverb 4:7). I love YOU FATHER GOD, thank YOU for first loving me.

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