The Life of Elizabeth 7: Sunday Selah

The Life of Elizabeth Day 7 - Sunday Selah We’ve looked this week at many of the admirable qualities found in Elizabeth. But what we’ve discovered is that these qualities are really the outward manifestations of Jesus within her. When others examine us as believers, they should easily find traces of Jesus in us as well. How much they see of Him will depend on our obedience to His Word, and then…

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The Life of Elizabeth 6: Weekly Thoughts

The Life of Elizabeth Day 6 - Weekly Thoughts Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, ESV) As we’ve looked at the life of Elizabeth this week, it’s become abundantly clear to me that she did not adopt the world’s behavior patterns.…

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The Life of Elizabeth 5: A Surprise Visitor

The Life of Elizabeth Day 5 - A Surprise Visitor Yesterday we discussed how remarkable Elizabeth’s attitude was in handling her infertility, and then in not flaunting her excellent news of blessing. Yet Elizabeth’s superior example doesn’t end there; we still have more to learn from her story. In fact, the next major event in the lives of this godly couple was their visit from Mary, Elizabeth’s young cousin from Nazareth. Her…

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The Life of Elizabeth 4: Her Superior Example

The Life of Elizabeth Day 4 - Her Superior Example Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord. (Luke 1:45, ESV) When something good happens to someone you know, how do you respond? Is it easy for you to rejoice with them? Or is there a little feeling inside that makes you wish the good thing was happening to you…

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The Life of Elizabeth 3: Her Wonderful Surprise

The Life of Elizabeth Day 3 - Her Wonderful Surprise Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5, ESV) Don’t you love a great surprise? Some people say they don’t like surprises, but for most of us, we find them so fun, especially in a plot twist that takes a remarkable turn, resulting in remarkable joy, and landing straight on the page of our story! Few…

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The Life of Elizabeth 2: Her Steadfastness

The Life of Elizabeth Day 2 - Her Steadfastness And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. (Luke 1:6, ESV) The absence of details from Elizabeth’s early years leaves me wanting. I want to know if she accepted her lot of barrenness humbly. I wish I knew if there was anyone, aside from Zechariah, to comfort her. Did she have another woman…

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The Life of Elizabeth 1: The Shame of Her Infertility

The Life of Elizabeth Day 1 - The Shame of Her Infertility A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. (Proverbs 15:13, ESV) Have you ever felt the crushing weight of sorrow so heavily you can barely breathe? I believe Elizabeth knew that feeling. For the next few days, I want to share with you some of what I’ve learned and come to love…

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