And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, LUKE 1:46
I recently overheard the conversation of a group of young ladies who were discussing music. One woman declared (I am paraphrasing): “When Michael Jackson died that hurt my soul! Oh Lord! When Prince died I cried, I really cried.” I was not surprised at the words but the passion in which they were spoken startled me.
Mary, mother of Jesus, declared: “My soul magnifies the Lord.” When she made that statement she was much younger and had less information than the “Christian” ladies whose souls mourned for the loss of two men. The steps that lead to the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior could not compare to the unplanned death of the drug related deaths of two individuals who are not on record as being followers of Jesus the son of God.
Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things?
Jesus was pretty harsh talking to these men who were supposed church leaders, Pharisees. What He said is important and should not be missed: “ For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” And He continues saying:
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
What you say is very important and I discuss this in my book: BEFORE YOU PRAY FOR ME.
Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
These four verses (Matthew 12:34-37) reveal a lot about our words.
- We speak how we feel
- We cannot speak good if good is not in us
- We will be held accountable for even the idle words we speak (our jokes, cliches, and words such as what those ladies declared)
- Our words will determine the outcome of our prayers.
If the words of people reflect what is in their heart then far to many have yet to allow Jesus to be Lord of their life. Public confessions of admiring / idolizing celebrities is not an unusual occurrence in fact it is expected that teenager will become infatuated with a famous person. We have become a society that has made it normal to idolize famous people regardless of their ideology.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
When Mary declared:“My soul magnifies the Lord” she was speaking from her heart. The fact that she would become pregnant without being intimate reached beyond her personal reference of life and all she could do was magnify the Lord.
There is nothing that great about entertainers, athletes, politicians or any other human being so as to declare with passion: their death hurt my soul.
When a Christian becomes emotional, passionate about, people they don’t know personally there is a problem. That individual has to ask: Do I really believe in Jesus as the Son of God? Have I allowed Him to be Lord over my life?
I would suggest you examine your words. What are you saying that you did not really mean? Idle words. Do your words glorify God or embarrass Him? And, what are you passionate about? What does your soul say? - - written by Marsha L F Randolph
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