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He Has Raised a Horn of Salvation

Date: Jan. 24, 2023


Luke 1:57-80 (ESV)

57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, 60 but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “None of your relatives is called by this name.” 62 And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called. 63 And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all wondered. 64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. 65 And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea, 66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.

67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,

68   “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
    for he has visited and redeemed his people
69   and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
    in the house of his servant David,
70   as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71   that we should be saved from our enemies
    and from the hand of all who hate us;
72   to show the mercy promised to our fathers
    and to remember his holy covenant,
73   the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
74     that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
  might serve him without fear,
75     in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76   And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
    for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
77   to give knowledge of salvation to his people
    in the forgiveness of their sins,
78   because of the tender mercy of our God,
    whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
79   to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

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Key Verse: 1:69

  and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
    in the house of his servant David,

Elizabeth gave birth to a son. On the eighth day when she had to name her child, she said she will name her son John. The neighbors wondered aloud because there was no such name among her relatives. They asked Zechariah, and he wrote on a tablet, “His name is John.” Immediately, his mouth was opened. Everyone wondered, “What then is this child going to be?”

Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesized. He praised God for raising a Horn of salvation in the house of David. He also prophesied that his son John will prepare the way for the Savior.

God has raised a horn of salvation for us. Through Jesus, God rescues us from the hand of our enemies and enable us to serve him without fear.

Jesus saves us through the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus shines on those living in darkness and guides our feet into the path of peace. Thank God and praise God for sending us Savior Jesus! Thank God for rescuing us from the hand of our enemy Satan. May God continue to help us to serve him without fear.

Prayer: Prayer: Thank God for sending us Jesus, who is our horn of salvation!

One Word: One word: Horn of Salvation, Jesus!

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