There is much disagreement in Christendom concerning the role and place of the Virgin Mary in the believer’s life. Some believe she was merely a godly woman whom God chose to bring forth the Savior through. Others revere her as the queen of heaven and an object of worship, even depending upon her as a channel of God’s grace in our salvation process. But what does the Bible say about Mary? Certainly, we have much to learn from her life and words.
When Mary meets visits her relative Elizabeth in today’s text, she makes a powerful proclamation of glory to God…
And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And His mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham, and to his seed forever.” (Luke 1:46–55, NKJV)
Notice some key statements by Mary made in the above text.
Mary never receives the praise of men, but instead exhorts all men to, along with her, “Magnify the Lord”…
And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,” (Luke 1:46)
Mary acknowledges that she along with all mankind needs a Savior.
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:47)
My favorite saying from the Virgin Mary is, …
“Whatever He says to you, do it.” (John 2:5)
May I exhort you all in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to call upon the Lord and trust in Christ alone for salvation!
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5)
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”(that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess withyour mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on thename of the Lord shall be saved.”
Call on Him today! Pastor Mike