Luke 2:25-30 – The Sight of Salvation

Luke 2:25-30
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

-What a special promise; Simeon had heard directly from the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen Jesus Christ.  It’s safe to say that Simeon was very special in the eyes of the Lord.  But if you are reading this, if you’ve ever been exposed to the Word of God, then the Lord has fulfilled that same promise in you.  The Lord could have plunged all of fallen humanity into Hell and been just in doing it, but if you are alive right now, it’s because the Lord has allowed you to live long enough to see Jesus.  What did Simeon do at the fulfillment of the promise; he blessed God and proclaimed himself as the Lord’s servant.  What will you do?


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