Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation
Luke 1:46-49 Mary and Jesus

Luke 1:50-55 Generation to Generation

Luke 1:56-62 Elizabeth and John
LUKE 1:50  50 “And from generation to generation, His mercy is on those who fear Him.

Why is God's mercy on people who “fear Him” (Luke 1:50)?
See Fear of God.

LUKE 1:51-52  51 “He has done a mighty deed with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 “He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.

What is an example of God scattering “the proud in the imagination of their hearts” (Luke 1:51)?
When people began building the tower of Babel, saying, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:4), God confused their language and “scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:8).

What is an example of God putting “put down the mighty from their thrones” (Luke 1:52)?
All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?” While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you away from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen, and seven years shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whom He chooses.” Immediately, the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; he was driven away from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ and his nails like birds’ (Daniel 4:28-33).

How about exalting “the lowly” (Luke 1:52)?
God promoted Joseph from prisoner in a dungeon directly to prime minister of Egypt: Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in the throne will I be greater than you.” And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt” (Genesis 41:39-41).

LUKE 1:53-55  53 “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. 54 He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, 55 as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

What is an example of God filling “the hungry with good things” (Luke 1:53)?
When the Jews were hungry in the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt, God gave them manna and “quail” (Exodus 16:13): “He rained down manna on them to eat, and gave them of the grain of heaven. Men ate the bread of angels. He sent them meat to the full” (Psalm 78:24-25).

How about sending “the rich ... away empty” (Luke 1:53)?
When Laban chased down Jacob to take back the wealth that God had transferred from him to Jacob, “God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night” (Genesis 31:24), and warned him, after which, “Laban departed and returned to his place” (Genesis 31:55) empty-handed.

When did God tell Abraham that He will help Israel “forever” (Luke 1:55)?
See Genesis 15.