Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, “thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear The LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.” And Elisha said unto her, “What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house?”
Know in your heart what your desires are.
Taking delight in The Lord means that our hearts truly find peace and fulfillment in Him. If we truly find satisfaction and worth in Christ, Scripture says He will give us the longings of our hearts. Does that mean, if we go to church every Sunday, God will give us a new Rolls Royce? No. The idea behind this verse and others like it is that, when we truly rejoice or “delight” in the eternal things of God, our desires will begin to parallel His and we will never go unfulfilled, Amen. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His Kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things [the necessities of life] will be given to you as well.”
And she said to Elisha, “Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.” Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all your neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. And when you art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. 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 4:1-7
We live in/with/on faith, Amen.