December 3, 2006
The Magnificat is Mary’s song of praise after she was told that she would bear the Savior. Unlike many songs, though, it’s neither ethereal nor spiritual, but unsentimental and challenging, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. Alistair Begg reminds us that the proud let their achievements—even their achievements for God—block them from His presence. In contrast, God shows His mercy to those who know they need Him above all else.