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"WHAT HAST THOU IN THE HOUSE?"

From the June 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal


We read in the fourth chapter of II Kings that "a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets" cried unto Elisha for help when a creditor came to take her two sons as bondmen in payment of debts. It is recorded that he answered her, "What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house?" No doubt the thought of the woman was very much the same as that of many mortals today.