Mary Selzer

Day Seven – Abundant Living

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:7; John 10:10; Ephesians 3:20 After Elisha instructed the widow to sell the oil and pay her debts, he told her, “You and your sons can live on what is left.” Oil was an important commodity in those days. Besides daily consumption, it was used when offering sacrifices, it fueled lamps, and it served as a[…]

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Day Five – Behind Closed Doors

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1, 4 In yesterday’s short devotional, we noted how the woman involved the neighbors in her situation as she borrowed as many jars as possible. After she and her sons collected all they could, Elisha told her to “go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons.” Who were they shutting out? Scripture gives[…]

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Day Four – It doesn’t come to stay

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:3 My daughter and I have a favorite scripture that we pull out of the box as needed. When she complains about certain challenges in life, I’ll ask, “What’s our favorite scripture verse?” “And it came to pass,” she responds. “And why is that so important?” I ask. “Because it doesn’t come to stay.” Groan. Elisha[…]

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Day Three – Participate and Appreciate

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:3 Different people have different ways of responding to dire circumstances. Some people isolate themselves, choosing to suffer alone with their unmet need. Unfortunately for them, the need often remains unmet. Other folks complain—sometimes subtly and other times not so subtly—so someone will come to their rescue while they do nothing to help themselves. There are[…]

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Day Two – Don’t Stop at Nothing

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:2; Mark 12:41-44 Have you ever become so overwhelmed with your circumstances that you couldn’t see what you have because you were captivated by what you DON’T have? The widow in this week’s story was stuck in that place. When Elisha asked her what she had in her house, she stated, “[I] have nothing there at[…]

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Day One – God Our Salvation to the Rescue

Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-7 The Bible contains thousands of questions asked by hundreds of different individuals. While we need to keep the questions within the context of scripture, it’s beneficial if we can also make the question(s) personal. This week we will focus on what Elisha asked widow—Tell me, what do you have in your house? The woman mentioned[…]

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