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Elizabeth – Who is she?

Who was Elizabeth?

What was her story?

Elizabeth is Eli-sheba. It means ‘God’s promise’, or ‘my God is generous’.

Her trust in God paid off.

Elizabeth becomes pregnant, Luke 1:5-25. Click scripture and read about Zechariah and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was an righteious woman married to Zechariah, a member of the Jerusalem priesthood. She was past childbearing age, her husband was elderly, and she had given up hope for having any children. But Elizabeth’s life took an unanticipated turn. She became pregnant, to the surprise of everyone.

Luke 1:13-14 The angel said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife Elizabeth will have a son, and you will name him John. He will be your pride and joy, and many people will be glad that he was born.

Luke 1:24-25 Later, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and didn’t go out in public for five months. She said, “The Lord has done this for me now. He has removed my public disgrace.”

Trusting and obeying Yahweh will bless you.

Next up in tomorrow’s post: Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.

What blessings have you been given because you trust and obey Yahweh? Comment and let’s interact. Bless others with your testimony.

Global Blessing

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Yahweh’s distinct promise to Abram had a global mission; He said to Abram: “I will bless you that you might be a blessing … to all nations.”

In Christ Jesus, a personal relationship with Yahweh through the gift of the Spirit is available for everyone. The good news of Jesus Christ is not only to be believed and relished; it’s also to be shared and passed on to “all nations.”

Have you accepted the good news of Jesus Christ? If not, why? What’s stopping you?

Share an experience you had when you passed along the good news of Jesus Christ! We want to hear about others being blessed!

Me: Some people are adamant in not believing and accepting Jesus and His blessings and promises for us. Several were seeking and ready for it. I can recall witnessing to some and they accepted Christ right then and there. It was moving, it was a blessing, and mind blowing to see the person’s countenance change, as well as their minds.

Your turn! Go!

Ruth Read By Ben Franklin

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When Benjamin Franklin acted as a delegate for our country in Paris, he was asked to speak at a meeting of the leading scholastic authorities. A large number of these men were condemning of the Bible and affirmed unbelievers. Not telling them the source, Franklin read them the story of Ruth. When he’d finished they clapped wildly, saying it was the most beautiful love story they had ever heard. Franklin shocked them into silence when he told them it was from the Bible.

Without question, Ruth is one of the world’s most excellent love stories. It includes a young Gentile widow who turned to God in her greatest trial. From this experience, she found a new and moving life. God led her to Boaz, gave her a new home, and later she became the grandmother of David, Israel’s greatest king. Through him, she was an ancestor of our Lord.

Of the many lessons to learn from the beautiful book of Ruth, possibly the greatly comforting is how God can take all the trials of our lives and make something beautiful from them. Instead of wandering into hopelessness when her husband died, Ruth turned to God. Her pain of separation was relieved, and God blessed her with a new family and a strong faith.

Trouble can either make us better or bitter. If we learn to look at our trials as opportunities for God to draw us near to Himself, then they will open many new doors to spiritual adventure. Christ is still Master of the storm and Lord of all our lives.

What opportunities have you experienced that were seen as trials and God drew you near to Himself and blessed you?

Comment and let’s chat.