On the passage from, "But Mary rose up in haste and went into the mountain country," up to the point where it says, "He will be the fulfillment of what has been said."
BETTER MEN GO to weaker men to give them some advantage by their visits.1. Thus the Savior came to John to sanctify John's baptism.2. And as soon as Mary heard the angel announce that she would conceive the Savior and that her relative Elizabeth had a child in her womb, "she rose up in haste and went into the mountain country, and entered Elizabeth's house."3.Jesus was in her womb, and he hastened to sanctify John, who was still in his own mother's womb. That is, before Mary came and greeted Elizabeth, the infant did not rejoice in her womb. But, as soon as Mary spoke the word that the Son of God, in his mother's womb, had supplied, "the infant leapt in joy."4. At that moment Jesus made his forerunner a prophet for the first time.
2. Mary was the one most suitable to bear God's Son. After the angel spoke to her, it was also appropriate for her to go up to the mountain country and to stay in the higher regions. Hence Scripture says, "Mary rose up in those days and went into the mountain country."5. She was eager, and not slothful.6. Thus it was right for her to hasten on eagerly. She was filled with the Holy Spirit; it was appropriate for her to be led to the____________________