Scripture Nugget 10.20.2015 with Wesleyan Life Application Topic - Magnify the Lord

“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made forever.’” Luke 1:46-55

                                               Magnify the Lord - Wesleyan

Life Application Topic

Does Mary have it backward? She praises God for what seem to be the wrong reasons. Rather than celebrating God’s gifts to the proud, the powerful, and the rich, she offers joy that God has turned such values upside down (1:51-53). Wesley, who thought that work among the poor was a means of grace, might well sing along with Mary. God’s name is magnified when the lowly and vulnerable are lifted up in love. -Wesley Study Bible pg 1239