Elizabeth: Mother to a Prophet

 

When they came on the eighth to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No. He will be called John.” (Luke 1:59-60)

Read and Ponder: Luke 1: 59-64

God had instructed Elizabethto call her son John. At the circumcision and naming, others question her choice and try to convince her to do otherwise, yet Elizabeth remains firm in her faith and follows God’s instructions.

 

Question to Ponder:

  1. Do I cave into peer pressure and not follow God’s directives?

 

 

 

Conclusion:

Like Elizabeth, women need to develop a vital relationship with God. Elizabeth never doubted as she waited those many years for a child. When she learned of her young cousin’s news, she happily welcomed and mentored her. Elizabeth prayed and her heart was obedient and open to the Spirit’s ministry, just as ours should be. God blessed her with a son who would share with Jesus in spreading God’s message of love.

 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, help me to be more like Elizabeth so that my faith in you may never waver and the ugly head of jealousy will not appear and destroy the love you have for me. May I willingly share my faith with others even when they appear to have more than I do?

 

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

All for the Glory of God,

Christina Weigand

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