Twenty-eight days of Unwrapping Christmas – Day Seventeen , Tuesday, December 17th , 2013

This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, the Son of Man and the Savior of Mankind


 This Week’s Verse to Remember – 1 Timothy 1:15 – “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”


Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment


Please read Luke 1:46-56


Whom does Mary glorify after her angelic visitation?



How does she refer to God?





How does she view herself?



Please also read 1 Samuel 2:1-10


Quote of the Day – “Mary referred to God as “Savior,” indicating both that she recognized her own need of a Savior, and that she knew the true God as her Savior. Nothing here or anywhere else in Scripture indicates Mary thought of herself as “immaculate” (free from the taint of original sin). Quite the opposite is true; she employed language typical of someone whose only hope for salvation is divine grace. Nothing in this passage lends support to the notion that Mary herself ought to be an object of adoration.” – Dr. John MacArthur in The MacArthur Study Bible