- Verses 31-33, 35. How many features of the person and mission of the promised child can be discerned in the words of the angel?
Make a list of them.
- Contrast Mary’s reception of the angel’s message with that of Zechariah (see previous study, Question 2).
Cf. verse 45. What did Mary’s response involve?
Are you prepared similarly to ask the Lord to fulfil his word in you?
- What does Mary’s song reveal about:
(a) the character of God (see especially verses 49, 50), and
(b) His way of working among men (verses 51-53)?
How were these facts demonstrated in the manner of the Saviour’s coming
- What features in Mary’s character are revealed in this song?
What can we learn from her example?
Note. Verse 31. ‘Jesus’ is the Greek from of Joshua, which means ‘God saves’. Cf. Matt. 1:21.