Simeon was a faithful man who trusted that God would be faithful to all of His promises. When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, then, Simeon recognized and embraced Him not only as the source of his own peace, but also as the Messiah who would be the glory of Israel and the light of the world. In this message from Luke 2:29–32, Alistair Begg encourages each of us to embrace the Lord Jesus as Simeon did, finding in Him the fulfillment of all that God has promised.
29“Lord, now you are letting your servant4 depart in peace,
according to your word;
30for my eyes have seen your salvation
31that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”
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