Thursday, September 25, 2008

Let The Redeemed Say So!

Today as I was reading Psalm 107 I was intrigued that at four different times the following verse is repeated ~ Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! J. Vernon McGee put it well when he said "If you are a Christian, tell others how good God is. God does not have many friends in court among the multitudes of people in the world ~ no champion, or defender, and few to testify on His behalf."

It is so true ~ and yet it was painful to read. God’s reputation so often is negative. He is seen as a god that will destroy rather than save. He is seen as a god that is difficult to approach ~ disinterested in human kind, difficult to please, and unloving. How sad that folk keep the one and only True God at arm’s length ~ viewing Him as a policeman of sorts simply waiting for them to mess up. If we are not praising God for his goodness and wonderful works then who will?

Believer ~ if you will stand up for our God, if you will praise His name openly and often ~ if you will ~ He will empower you and bless you beyond reason.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, who he had redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
Psalm 107: 1-2

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