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Friday, 29 November 2013

Redeemed!

"Out of Egypt have I called my son.’’(Psalm 114:1)

In the hundred and fourteenth Psalm, King David celebrates the triumphs of God, joyously extoling lively strains of praise. It is fitting therefore that this Psalm made a part of the great Hallelujah, or song of praise, which the Jews sang at the close of the Passover-supper. It must never be forgotten:

1.      That they were brought out of slavery (v. 1).

2.       That God set up his tabernacle among them (v. 2).

3.       That the sea and Jordan were divided before them (v. 3, v. 5).

4.       That the earth shook at the giving of the law, when God came down on Mount Sinai (v. 4, v. 6, v. 7).

5.       That God gave them water out of the rock (v. 8).

In singing or reflecting on this psalm we must acknowledge God’s power, goodness and love in what he did for Israel. As we approach the Sabbath let us meditate on what God is doing for us- allowing His grace to manifest in our lives on a daily basis.  Let us therefore remember our redemption through Christ, and our mission to encourage ourselves and others to trust God in all circumstances.