Luk 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
Luk 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
The pen of the Doctor records for us what he observed through the life of Zacharias and Elisabeth. There righteousness before God was pure. This is not saying that they were sinless or perfect, but they lived right. You didn’t find them at the BINGO hall you found them at the temple as we will soon see. Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:4 “that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” this is the life that this couple lived. What we as Christians need to be known for in the dark sin filled world is the righteousness of Christ displayed in our lives.
“Walking in all the commandments” this is a action phrase. It is NOT enough to know the commandments, it is not sufficient to hear the commandments of God, we MUST walk them out. You see they read in Joshua where God instructed him to read the Books of Moses. They read the stories of the sin filled wicked lives of Nineveh and Sodom and Gomorrah. They knew that evil living and self filled living is a choice. They knew that walking in all the commandments was also a choice. As Joshua said “As for me and my house, We will serve the Lord.” This is a declaration of life more than a decoration on the wall.
Here are four simple ways to ensure that we “walk in all the commandments”
1. Be born again. John Chapter 3
2. Be right before God I John Chapter 1
3. Be on the path with light. Psalms Chapter 119
4. Be in Church. Hebrews Chapter 10
“in the days of Herod” is how these few versus of Luke starts. Days lead by a evil king. Herod didn’t walk in the ways of the Lord. This shows us that our life is not dependant on the political but on the promises of God. We cannot have excuses as Christians we must honor our Lord and walk in his commandments. This will lead to a life that God can use. Be available, be clean and be holy before God and he will uses you mightily for his name’s sake.
Question: What is the importance of your personal testimony with those around you?