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.
Luke 1:49-53 NKJV
I Fear Him = Receive Mercy
I am Proud = Are scattered
I am Mighty = Brought low
I am lowly = Exalted
I am Hungry = filled with good things
I am rich = sent away empty
This is a picture of world/flesh vs eternal/spirit – a picture of how what the carnal consider valuable is worthless in the eyes of God. The things the carnal person would avoid are the things that he treasures.
It truly comes down to the difference between an eternal perspective and a right now perspective. It truly comes down to either loving and serving God and hating sin – or loving and serving ourselves and rejecting God.
Yes, Lord, you have done mighty and merciful and loving things for us. Help us keep our eyes on this new perspective. Set our eyes on the only prize and portion worth having, Lord. Don’t let us settle for anything of this world that might cost us our soul. Establish our footsteps so that when we examine ourselves you might show us approved. Search our hearts and remove anything that hinders your Holy Spirit from shining in our lives for your honor and glory. Call your people to awake and arise. Breathe new life into all these dead bones. Mold us, equip us, send us, and use us for your Kingdom to be come and your well be done in our lives today. Amen.