Saturday, March 25, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - God's Favour Exalts







Saturday March 25

Bible Reading:     Luke 1: 26 - 38

Topic:         God's Favour Exalts

Angel Gabriel's message to Mary - " .... you are highly favoured, the Lord is with you ...." (v. 28) shows that Mary had received divine favour therefore she was chosen in preference to all women upon the earth to be the mother of the Messiah

Mary was not the only girl or virgin in Israel but her life of righteousness, humility, devotion and faithfulness must have attracted divine favour and this exalted her from the position of a "common" or poor virgin girl of Nazareth to being the Mother of the Messiah. Her song in Luke 1: 46 - 55, reveals her deep faith and devotion to the Most High God.

Joseph was another individual who received divine favour and God made him - "governor over Egypt and Pharaoh's entire house" (Acts. 7" 9-10; Gen. 42: 6)

God's favour through King David changed the already shattered destiny of Mephibosheth and he became one of those who sat at the King's table (2 Sam. 9: 1-13)

Beloved, it is one thing to struggle for survival, and another altogether to be favoured of the Lord.

Let us determine to serve the Lord in all righteousness, keeping our garments clean as we patiently wait for the second coming of the Lord

Prayer:
Lord show me Your favour in all I do for I pray in Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory verse:   Luke 1: 37
"For with God, nothing shall be impossible"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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