The Arrival of the Son of Man, cont’d. Luke 1:5-2:38
Luke 1:57-80 The Birth of John the Baptist
Luke 1:57-58-Elizabeth gives birth to John.
Luke 1:59-They brought John to be circumcised.
For information on the Jewish practice of circumcision see:
Luke 1:60-80-Zacharias, filled with the Holy Spirit, pronounces a blessing on John (his name means: God is gracious)…predicting the type of prophetic ministry he would have and that He would proceed the coming of the Messiah (:76-79).
Prayer: Lord, both Elizabeth (:41) and Zacharias (:67) were filled with Your Holy Spirit and were responsive to You. Please help me to be so. Let Your Holy Spirit fill me, completely. I give myself to You. Please use me for Your Kingdom and to bring glory to Your name!