mercy and strength

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Luke 1:50-56

Luk 1:50 And his mercy he shows for generations and generations to those who fear him.
Luk 1:51 He has demonstrated the strength in his arm; he has dispersed those who had pride in the thinking of their heart.
Luk 1:52 He has taken down dynasties from thrones, and has lifted up the lower class.
Luk 1:53 He has filled those who are hungry with good foods, and those who are rich he has sent away empty.
Luk 1:54 He has come to the aid of Israel his servant, by remembering mercy,
Luk 1:55 keeping the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants into the age.
Luk 1:56 And Mary stayed with her about three months, and returned to her home.

mercy and strength

Mary’s praise was a history lesson about how God has kept his promise toward her people — the Israelites. He shows his mercy in how he deals with his own people, and his strength by taking down their enemies who exalt themselves over him. Those enemies are described as prideful, rich, and dominant. All across the planet today there are those who are being dealt with by God in this way. Their societies are disintegrating because they have exalted themselves above God. Even those societies who are nominally theistic are experiencing this disintegration. Meanwhile, there are some rather insignificant looking people like Mary and Elizabeth who are experiencing God’s mercy. He is coming to the aid of his servants by remembering mercy.

LORD, come to our aid today, and show your strength against your enemies.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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