Why We are Saved
Psalms 106:10 “He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.”
This Psalm begins and ends with Hallelujah– “Praise ye the Lord.”
The verses between these two descriptions are reflecting the failures of the past and present generations of Israel.
The Psalmist begins with the Exodus event and points out Israel’s history of unbelief.
There were many times that the people lost faith in God and turned in other directions, yet God was still good to his people.
He delivered the people out of Egypt and brought them to the promised land.
Even when Israel turned their backs on God, He never turned His back on them. Our heavenly Father’s “love endures forever.”
Many times love is conditional.
But our Father’s love endures forever; and since it is perfect love, it is free from conditions.
When I trust in the Lord and become a child of God, there is nothing I can do to make Him love me more; there is nothing I can do to make Him love me less.
He will love me as much tomorrow as He does today.
That does not give me a license to sin; rather, it inspires me to obey my Father whose love endures forever.
Sometimes we don´t know exactly why, but we notice our relationship with God is not the same as it was before.
Maybe He didn´t answer our prayers as we wished.
Maybe His timing has led us to distrust His will for our life.
But…… Dear Freinds ………… He remembers His covenant.
He remembers His promises to us. All of them.
He is not the one who walked away.
He´s still there, as He was yesterday, and He will be tomorrow, waiting for us to seek His face.
So…….. let’s thank our Father for HIS steadfast love and mercy.
Jooley Mathew Z
Why We are Saved
…. that they might keep his precepts
and observe his laws. (105:45)
💫Saved for a purpose
◼️Yes, the Israelites were saved, brought out from Egypt, the land of Ham, laden with silver and gold and heirs to what others had toiled for, for a purpose. Of course, when they were so richly blessed, they may have mistakenly thought they were saved to live an easy, comfortable, happy life, doing their own thing. Trust them to pick up the wrong handle. They didn’t check on God’s purpose.
💫Saved to honour God
◼️God saved so as to have a people who would follow his precepts and laws. In other words, people who honour him. But they failed miserably. Hundreds of years later their descendants return from exile, confessing that they too had “sinned as our fathers did;” (106:6).
💫We’re in the same boat
◼️And we cannot point fingers because we too are no better. We too think we’re saved so that we can live a happy trouble free life, with occasional pleas to God to take away our problems. We think we’re saved to indulge ourselves. Live, doing our own thing. How we keep running asking for prayers for all our urgent needs but pay scant attention to genuine worshipping and praising God.
💫Let us not fail on our part
◼️God is ready to listen to our cries of distress, but are we ready to live lives honouring him? Do others looking at us see people honouring God or people in as much a pleasure and position seeking rat race, as everyone else ?