I wonder how often Mary, the mother of Jesus, had heard Psalm 34:3. With only 150 psalms in the repertoire and a schedule of reading through the sacred Scriptures, she may well have memorized this text. The NIV translates it ‘Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together.” Having been raised with the KJV, I can more easily recall “O magnify the LORD with me and let us exalt His name together.”
Isn’t this text embedded in the Magnificat? Isn’t she inviting her cousin Elizabeth to do just that–to magnify the LORD with her and join her in exalting His great name.
Reread Luke 1:46-55 and notice with me some of the highlights of this poetical composition, sung by a Spirit-filled teenager in the home tucked away in the hill country of Judea.
The MAGNIFICAT psalm, for that’s what it is, is focused upon the LORD. Sixteen…
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