When God Uses You, Who Gets The Glory?

Last week we started a series on the five songs of Christmas in the Bible. We looked at Elizabeth’s song, and I asked you if you were honored to be used by God.
This week, we’ll be looking at Mary’s song.
This song is also refered to as the Magnificat. In response to her cousin Elizabeth telling her how honored and blessed she was to be used by God, Mary then magnified the Lord. This passage of scripture is found in Luke 1:46-55:
46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.”

As we read this passage, we see that God uses the humble but scatters the proud. At times when we are used by the Lord in any way, it may be hard to give the glory back to Him. We must remember that we are meer vesels used by the Lord to further His khingdom.
So this week, I encourage you to glorify the Lord in and through your service to Him. And, thank Him for Mary and her humble obedience in bringing Jesus into this world to die for our sins.

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December 4, 2007. The Monday Meal.

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