“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has
come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for
us in the house of his servant David…to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before
him all our days” (Luke 1:68-69, 74-75).
This is part of Zechariah’s prayer when John, Zechariah’s
son, was named. This part of the prayer is about the LORD Jesus. The second
half of the prayer is about John. Notice the last portion quoted: “to enable us
to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before
Him all our days.” This is loaded and amazing. We are enabled to:
All our days
This redemption, this salvation, is not just for everlasting
life; it is present tense (all our days). It is service without fear. It is
service with holiness. It is service with righteousness. God provides the means
of all this. It is part of our salvation.
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