We Have Been Redeemed. Let’s Give Thanks To The Lord.

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Psalm 74:1-23
We
have been ‘redeemed’. God has brought ‘salvation’ to us (two,12). We
rejoice in the Old Testament story of salvation: ‘the Lord has brought
you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the property of bondage,
from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt’(Deuteronomy 7:eight). By way of
Christ, we rejoice with a considerably higher joy: “In Him we have redemption
by means of His blood’. This is ‘the Gospel of our salvation’. It is ‘good
news of a excellent joy’. By way of faith in Christ, we ‘rejoice with
unutterable and exalted joy’. By way of faith in Christ, we appear forward
to ‘a salvation prepared to be revealed in the final time… the salvation
of our souls’(Ephesians 1:7,13 Luke two:10 1 Peter 1:five,eight-9).
‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and energy belong to our God’(Revelation
19:1).

Psalms 75:1-76:12
‘We
give thanks to You, O God… I will rejoice for ever, I will sing
praises to the God of Jacob… Make your vows to the Lord your God, and
execute them…’(75:1,9 76:11). Correct rejoicing in the Lord is much more than
singing praises to Him. We are to reside what we sing. ‘Fill Thou our
life, O Lord our God, in just about every element with praise’. ‘Take my life, and let
it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee’. These are not words to be forgotten
as quickly as we leave the spot of worship. ‘We ask… for a life created up
of praise in just about every part’. ‘Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all
for Thee’(Church Hymnary, 457, 462). Such words are not only for
singing. They are for living. We will have to not only sing them. We will have to reside
them. ‘I can do all items by means of Christ who strengthens
me’(Philippians four:13).

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