Thursday, December 15, 2011

God of Salvation

 19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
 20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death. 

 God of Salvation

What amazing verses David has tucked into the middle of Psalm 68. We would do well to make a huge banner so that these are the first verses we would see every day when we get out of bed. You may ask, "If He is the God of Salvation, why is my life filled with difficulties? Why do I seem to be overcome daily by the troubles of this life?"

We are so comfortable in this world in which we live that we cannot see the proverbial wood for the trees. The effects of the fall of man, not only on man himself, but on all of nature are so much a part of our everyday lives, that we cannot imagine a truly perfect world.

It is good for us to remember that God is not a part of this world. God is Holy, Righteous, and filled with goodness and truth. In Him is no darkness at all. As such, the salvation offered to us is not just a free ticket from all of the bad things of this life, but is rather a free ticket to the halls of eternity where there is no evil present!

We live in a world characterized by death, and as such constantly see the effects of that death displayed in man, animals, and all nature. Everything is dying! That is the significance of David's words, Unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death. God is the only One who can free us from the chains of death which grip us from the time of our conception!

Not only is this the world in which we find ourselves, we are also embroiled in a war between good and evil, between God and Satan. This is not just the stuff of fiction, but it is the reality of the world in which we live. While on this earth we will be constantly bombarded by this war of which we became a part on the day of our birth. 
As Christians, the more we determine to faithfully serve God, the more we will feel the assaults of Satan. By the grace of God we must continually turn to the God of salvation and draw strength and hope from Him. God has graciously given to us His Word which reveals these things to us. In the strength of the Lord we can face the assaults of Satan and win, because we know, that in the eyes of God, the battle is already won!

What an amazing God we serve! He is the God of salvation, and unto Him belong the issues from death!

God Bless You,
Linda



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