July 13, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 1st Chronicles 15:1-16:36 Romans 1:18-32 Proverbs 19:6-7

“Mary’s Hymn of Praise”

“And Mary said, my soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,”
[Luke 1:46-47]

This word, “magnifies”, is used by Mary to indicate what her hymn of praise is to be about, namely, the great works and deeds of God, for all the strengthening of our faith, for the comforting of all those of low degree, and for the terrifying of all the mighty ones of the earth. We are to let the hymn to this threefold hymn serve it’s purpose; for she sang it not for herself alone but for us all, to sing it after her. Now, these great works of God will neither terrify not comfort anyone unless they believe that God has not only the power and the knowledge but also the willingness and hearty desire to do such great things. We must, without any wavering or doubt, realize His will toward us, and firmly believe that He will do great things also to you, and is willing to do so.

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