December 18, 2016
Mary’s song in Luke 1 describes the actions God has taken in redeeming His people: God has shown strength, scattered the proud, brought low the mighty, exalted the humble, filled the hungry, and sent the rich away empty. Alistair Begg teaches that God overturns the earthly values that we trust, not vindictively or arbitrarily, but purposefully as He establishes His kingdom that will never end. Mary’s song invites us to humbly praise the Almighty God who fulfilled His promise of salvation through the birth of Jesus.
51He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
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