May 6, 2020

God Regards the Lowly - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Luke 1:48,49,  “For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant. For Behold hence forth all generations shall call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” 

Mary of the house of David was a poor virgin and Joseph to whom she was   betrothed was a poor carpenter. And yet God instead of choosing the rich and noble families of Jewish people, He pitched upon this virgin to be the mother of the Messiah. The family of David was very much reduced and had left them hopeless and helpless, poor and miserable, but God has remembered his elect and has provided a Saviour for them and sent him to deliver them out of bondage because His mercy endures  forever. 

And this Mary was sensible and hence rejoiced in God her saviour. Though a virgin,   to conceive and also bear, such a son, who should be called Jesus, a Saviour, Immanuel, God with us, and who was no other than the mighty God, the everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, wherefore she describes God by the phrase, “He that is mighty” since this was the work of the Almighty Power and very justly adds, and Holy is His name. “The birth of Jesus Christ was brought about,   without   any impurity.  Through the influence of the Holy   Ghost.  Thus God preserved the human nature from the interference of sin.   Human race was sanctified and made fit to be united to the son of God.  Mary realized the great things God has done for her in a spiritual sense.  She understood that she was redeemed by the messiah and being sanctified,   she experienced Gods sovereign grace,   and   goodness and his Almighty power with his justice and holiness. “Hence forth all generation shall call me blessed”.  

Mary magnifies God, because He had respect to her who was so mean and poor in condition for though she belonged to the royal family of David, they   had   been afflicted,  for many  years,  and had reduced to shambles.  By choosing   Mary from a poor family God magnifies Himself   and takes pleasure in exalting   such as are low.   The Bible says, God has chosen the foolish things of the world, to put to shame the wise. And God has chosen the weak things of the world, to put to shame the things, which are mighty. 

Prayer:   Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. We praise and thank you   for  considering the poor and needy.   Though You are God of the  Universe     you took the form of man and  was born in  a manger. We thank You saviour for humbling yourself.  We thank you for remembering us in our lowly state of life and for Your Love that endures forever.  Lord we plead that You will regard the poor and needy at this period of time as they are struggling to meet their ends. Guard and protect their families and children as they are stranded in life, not knowing what to do.   

 In Jesus name we pray. 


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