Elisabeth Elliot

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Suffering is not for Nothing

June 16, 2015
When I was told that my first husband Jim was missing in Auca Indian country the Lord brought to my mind some words from the prophet Isaiah: When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. I prayed silently “Lord let not the waters overflow” and he heard me and he answered me. Two years later I went in to live with the Indians who had killed Jim. Sixteen years after that, after I had come back to the States, I married a theologian named Addison Leitch. He died...
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How Much Is Enough?

December 31, 1999
Speaking of Israel’s watchmen God says, “They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain. ‘Come,’ each one cries, ‘let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better’”(Isaiah 56:12, NIV) How much is enough?
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The Vice of Self-Esteem

September 15, 1999
Letters sometimes come to me from people who are “working on” their self-esteem. Usually this means they are doing their best to feel good about themselves. It is an exercise in futility.
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What Does It Mean to Be Holy?

July 15, 1999
When God finished the work of creation He blessed the seventh day and made it holy. When Moses saw the burning bush in the desert he found that he was standing on holy ground. God’s Word tells us that we must be holy because He is holy. Is so awesome a mandate as holiness attainable for us sinners?