Daily Devotional


Permanent Advantages

10th March 2021

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 4: 1-7


“Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.” (2 Kings 4: 3)

Elisha told the widow of one of the sons of the prophets to borrow vessels from her neighbours. The fact that the vessels were to be borrowed meant that they would be returned; so the widow was only going to have them temporarily. Notice that though she would have them temporarily, the result of having them for a while was to be enough to pay her debt and feed her family. A temporary effort was to give her permanent advantage.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your temporary efforts will give you a permanent advantage. Your effort of today will put you ahead of your contemporaries and competitors. Your efforts which may indeed be temporary, will open new chapters of greatness and good news for you. You may have done what is ordinarily not meant to last for a while, but it will yield results that will stand the test of time.

Get set: opportunities that seem pretty fleeting and temporary are about to position you on a higher level. Things you thought you would enjoy for a few days will turn around and become a permanent advantage for you. The doors that opened temporarily will make way for permanent benefits. The efforts that seemed of not much consequence will birth results that will stand the test of time. Your gates are open for permanent advantage.

God did not open the gates of abundance for that woman so that she will walk back into the same net she was delivered from. God set her free from lack and made it permanent. If there be a work that God has done in your life, get set: it shall be permanent. Your advancement shall be permanent. Your progress shall be permanent. Your good news will simply usher in more good news. Your gates are open to divine advantage.

As surely as the Lord lives, the temporary opportunities that come your way will make way for permanent advantage.


My gates are open to permanent advantages, in Jesus’ name!

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“I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.” (Ecclesiastes 3: 14)

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