A poor widow woman seeks guidance from God’s prophet in how to relieve her economic burden (4:1-7). A young mother is told by Elisha that she will bear a child; when she did, some years later, the child died. Going to the prophet, she laments and mourns. Elisha goes to her home and appeals to the Lord for the child. The grants the prayer request (4:8-37).
Application: Whether one was economically deprived, suffer a loss of a loved one, or have nothing to eat, in each case God provided. Our Lord said something about the Lord God providing when we seek first His kingdom (Matthew 6:33).