Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 4 Study # 6
April 4, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<065> Thesis: We discover that our spirits exult in the high privilege(s) extended by God when we see how He has acted toward us in our lowliness. Introduction: In our study last week we considered how God's dealings with Mary had caused her to take on a more consistent focus upon the Lord as the Sovereign of her life-circumstances. In effect, her soul had taken up a magnifying glass and put it upon the Lord so that her vision centered on Him as the events of her life flowed past her eyes. We connected what happened to her to Psalm 16:8 where the psalmist says that the stability that exists in his life comes from "setting the Lord always before him". This morning we are going to look into her second claim: that her "spirit" rejoiced in God her Savior. We need to see the connections between what God did in regard to Mary and the rejoicing of her spirit.