Morning devotion: Read Psalm 107
Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
“Let the redeemed of the earth say so.” There is a song we often sing, it is entitled “Redeemed.” “Redeemed how I love to proclaim it, redeemed by the blood of the lamb, redeemed by His infinite mercy, His child and forever I am.”
Redemption is exactly what Jesus did on the cross of calvary when He payed the price of sin for every person.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Psalm 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; So, the LORD has done for us who are the redeemed.
Verse 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
God is so good to us; his redemption is offered throughout the entire world seeking those who would be saved.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Verses 4-6 is the description of everyone who is saved today, for we were destitute and wandered out of the way.
Psalms 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
When one comes to the place in their life where they realize their destitution and are in need of Christ, they make their cry to Him. The great thing is this, He will hear and He will save.
Ps 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Ps 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
April 7, 1979, I heard the glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Koon preached a message that God used to convict my heart. The LORD showed me my destitution and offered me salvation. It as that wonderful Sunday morning that the LORD heard my cry and redeemed my soul and saved me from all my fears.
My friend, do you have that kind of testimony? Can you give account of the very moment Jesus saved your soul? Can you recollect that defining moment in your where Jesus saved your soul? It is the moment he changed your destiny from destitution and destruction and hell, to salvation of spirit, heart and soul. That moment is the moment of eternal salvation and the moment of redemption. It is the moment you were eternally changed from eternal death to eternal life. It is the moment Jesus saved your soul.
When you can define that moment, then you can with this Psalmist say: 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Verse 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
That enemy is the devil and death and hell, that enemy is sin. Are you delivered, are you redeemed?
The choice is still yours,