Blessed Be the God of Israel (Luke 1:68-79)
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Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
The words of Zechariah which form this song express the long hope of Israel that God would be faithful to his promises and provide new hope through David’s seed. The Confessions recall this promise-keeping God as the heart of our Advent hope. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 5 speaks of God “keeping his promise” and paragraph 23 speaks of God “remembering the promise to reconcile” as the basis for sending his Son. Similarly Belgic Confession, Article 18 says that God “fulfilled the promise made to the early fathers and mothers...” Further, the generations are to be the “fruit of the loins of David.”