The widowed mother told Elisha, “All I have is one pot of oil. I have been left with a huge debt and creditors are at my door threatening to take my two sons. My husband just died and I am at a loss as to what I am supposed to do.”
Elisha replied, “Go borrow as many vessels as you can. Empty them out. Get your two sons, go in the house and shut the door. Then take your one pot of oil and start pouring it into the empty vessels.”
Behind closed doors the mother told her son to bring her another pot. “Momma, we don’t have anymore empty vessels left. They’re all full.”
The widowed woman went to Elisha and told him of the miracle that had just taken place at her house. He replied, “Go, sell the oil, pay off your debt and live with your children in rest.”
The profit made on the oil was more than enough to provide for the woman and her sons comfortably. Yet had there been more pots there still would’ve been more oil. You can’t outdo Jesus. The blessings He pours out on us will always exceed our expectations.
II Kings 4:1-7