Scripture:

Psalm 34:22 – The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Observation:

David writes this Psalm after escaping death at the hands of Abimelech.  David opens by saying he will bless the Lord at all times and the Lord will hear the cries of the brokenhearted.  In verse 22, the last verse of the Psalm, he tells us that the Lord will buy back the life of his servants. No one who seeks shelter in the Lord will be condemned.

Application:

I must remember the gospel of Jesus daily and never get past what God did for me. The Lord redeemed the life of all who believe through the substitutionary life, death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus.  Jesus paid for my sins and the sins of the whole world so I can repent, be reconciled and have a relationship with the Father. There is only one way to the Father, through the son. The cross at Calvary provides the bridge to cross from death in sin to life everlasting with the holy, righteous God of creation.  Paul writes of this in his letter to the Romans 8:33-34, “Who shall bring any charges against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” This is the most important thing and everyone’s greatest need.  As I trust God for my salvation, I need to trust him will all aspects of my life.

Prayer:

Father,

Thank you for redeeming my life through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  Let me seek shelter in you, love you and serve you so others can see you through me.

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