And He Will Redeem Israel
And He Will Redeem Israel
In Psalm 130, the psalmist humbly and fervently prays for the LORD to hear him. He fully realized his sinful nature, but knew that the LORD is forgiving and has the power to actually forgive for all eternity. So, he patiently waited for the LORD, and trusted God. In Psalm 130:7-8 he explains why he assuredly trusted God. He said,
O Israel, hope in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
Old and New Testament references point all believers to the knowledge that God’s promises truly include them, along with all the Israelites, who trust in God. Therefore, “He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities” is not just for the Israelites — but for every believer down through the ages — Old Testament and New Testament believers. We are all children of God.
God has promised to “redeem” us all “from all” our “iniquities”. For those who believe Jesus, not one single sin will be left unforgiven.
Knowing that truth, Jesus’ disciples and the early church preachers preached the gospel to everyone. God’s word is the same for all, because “God so loved the world”. ( John 3:16 )
This is the reason for celebrating the birth of Christ. Our joy should be in the fact that Jesus redeems everyone who trusts in Him “from all his iniquities”.
So Christmas is not a time for rejoicing in Santa, pretty decorations, cheerful music, presents, parties, etc. Christmas is a time to celebrate the coming of our Savior, who “will redeem Israel from all his iniquities”.
Keeping Christ in our hearts, we say, “Hallelujah! Lord Jesus, thank You for humbling Yourself to come down to earth to pay for our sins.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.