The Magnificat

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Reading: Luke 1:46-55

This passage is a precious song of Mary, praising the Lord for what He has done in her life!
Let’s look at three precious truths we can learn from this passage:
God keeps his promises: from the very first book of the Bible there is a promise from God. All the evil caused by man’s sin and disobedience will not last forever. I will save them, says the Lord. Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise. God himself, becoming man.
Mary praises God because she knows that in her, God is fulfilling all that he had promised. The Lord’s promises were the hope of Israel and today they are the hope of the church. A firm hope, because He is God.
God does not regard, look upon, or take pleasure in human pride: There are three kinds of people mentioned in this passage, for whom Jesus is not good news. The proud, the powerful, the rich.
Those who have placed their confidence in their wisdom, despising the wisdom of God. Those who are puffed up in their position, forgetting that God reigns over all equally and there is nothing that is not under his dominion. Those who think they have everything and do not hesitate to take advantage of others to have even more.
Those who think they know everything, can do everything, have everything, are nothing, because they do not have Jesus, who is the All in all.
The Gospel is for the lowly: in Jesus, God has exalted the lowly and filled the hungry with good things. God has looked upon, and chosen what the world, and men do not appreciate.
The simple, the weak, the poor. They look to God and find life.
For in order to know God we need Mary’s humility. If we do not recognize our deep need for God we cannot experience his Salvation in our lives.
The Gospel is exclusively for the humble. The Gospel demands, and produces, humility in us.

God loved me, God gave me life, God sent his Son to die in my place. God is my Savior and in that my soul rejoices.

MEDITATE: Every day, remember your need. Think how much God loved you. Remember that He loved you when you did not love Him, when you were spiritually dead, and that your love for Him today is possible because He first loved you. Ask to be always humble.

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