Lazaroo – Friday, April 20, 2012

Apr 20, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in heartfelt gratitude:

“‘Do what seems best to you,’ Elkanah her husband told her.’”
(1 Samuel 1:23)

I love this, Jesus.

While most males in 1120 B.C. were ordering their wives around like slaves…

this husband was treating his wife with respect.

His entire family was expected to go up to Shiloh to offer their annual sacrifice to the LORD.

The trip was commanded by God.
They had made this journey year after year.
This was when Elkanah fulfilled his vow to the LORD.
His wife had always gone before.

Except this year…

Hannah didn’t want to go.

So Elkanah did something shocking in his culture. He told her,

“Do what seems best to you.”

Wow.

The closer I am to Your heart

the less likely I am to follow the offensive customs of my culture
the more likely I am to live Your life of

thoughtful
respectful
considerate

love.

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Genesis 21:8-13; Numbers 30:1-2; Deuteronomy 12:17-18; 1 Samuel 1:3; 1 Samuel 1:21; Ecclesiastes 5:4-6; Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:17-18; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Ephesians 5:25-33; Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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