Luke 1: 6-7
“Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.”
Zechariah and Elizabeth were faithful, obedient and people who followed God’s ways. BUT …
- They were righteous but the desires of their heart were not being met.
Deuteronomy 7: 14 “You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young.”
People took this further and said if an individual was barren it actually showed the disfavour of God.
This couple were both very old and they had accepted things as they were, Elizabeth was unable to conceive and they didn’t know why.
Can you be trusted to carry a heartache?
The true assessment of character only happens when there is lack.