A just and devout Simeon prophecies about the babe Jesus to Mary and others.
Luke 2:25-35 Simeon’s Prophecy
25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:
29 “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
33 And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
Without a doubt Simeon came to the right place. Simeon came to the right place, not only to find the Christ child, he came to the right place to receive the Christ child. It says in verse 27, “And he came in the spirit into the temple.” Two significant things. He came with the right heart, and the right mind. He came in the spirit and he came to the right place, to the temple. Now, you put those two things together. You come to church with the right attitude and the right spirit and the right mind. If you come to church with the right mind and attitude and you come to church, which is the right place, you’re going to see God.
In order to grow spiritually we must be rooted in Jesus Christ that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith, that you being rooted and grounded in love will know the love of Christ. Also that you may grow to maturity through the milk of God’s Word.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I Praise You for His Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Simeon Came to the Right Place.” I praise You for Your grace in giving mankind the opportunity to come in the spirit with the right heart, the right mind and to the right place to worship Him who gave us all we have and the opportunity to be a child of Yours.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,