“Of Humble Estate” (Luke 1: 46 – 49; ESV) by Carley Evans


Mary says, “He who is mighty has done great things for me.” She gives God the credit and the glory.
She acknowledges that He is holy. She acknowledges her “humble estate” and that she is “His servant.”

Mary also knows that “from now on all generations will call [her] blessed.” In this statement of fact, she is not boasting. She simply acknowledges that “[God] has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate.” (Luke 1: 51 – 52)

Mary sings, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise His Name with dancing, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation.” (Psalm 149: 1 – 4)