Who is Eliezer?
Luke 3: 29 “the son of Eliezer”
This is a huge estimate but it is likely that Eliezer lived between 976 BC and 597 BC, my point is that this is the time between 2 big events: the dividing of the kingdom of Israel (into a northern and southern kingdom) and the Babylonian captivity of both kingdoms led by Nebuchadnezzar.
The name means ‘My God is help’.
El is God and Ezer is Help. The most famous Eliezer is the son of Moses (Exodus 18:4 “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.”) Every time Moses called out his son he would be shouting ‘God is my helper’.
David says “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20.
Luke’s Eliezer is an unknown set between these 2 great events, that of conflict and division and that of enemy attack and capture.
Maybe today you feel you are between a rock and a hard place. Trouble is either side of you.
Is this an Eliezer moment for you?
Or maybe you can look back to the yesterday of your life. You couldn’t see it then but you can surely now. You were stuck in a moment but then had a divine Eliezer experience. You can see now that God was your helper and deliverer.
Be encouraged today whatever the circumstance, to lift up your voice and declare, ‘My God is help’.
Don’t deal with things in your own strength but lean into Him. Be an Eliezer today.