Proverbs 20 8-20-21

Rather than base what we do on how we feel, let’s base how we feel on what we know: We Are REDEEMED!

8 When a king [God] sits on His throne to judge, He winnows out all evil with His eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?

Jesus did more than just pay the price we owed because of our sin; He bought us back! We have been redeemed.

Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:14

There’s a new song out whose lyrics I love. It’s called, “Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb.”

I went down to the crimson river
Left my burdens on the shore
I went down a sinner, came up a saint
Died with Christ, now I’m reborn

Yes, He washed me in His mercy
And He cleansed me with His blood
Now I stand complete, I have been set free
I found life there in the flood

Not the same, I am saved
I’m His child, forever, I am
Hallelujah! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb

Now I have the living water
From the well that won’t run dry
All the pangs of life have been satisfied
By the precious blood of Christ

When it’s time to cross that river
I will shine in glorious light
When He calls me home, I’ll fall at His throne
and forever worship Christ

But, it’s more than that. We have so much more!

  • We have a new citizenship in heaven (Philippians 3:20-21)
  • We have an inexpressible and glorious joy (1 Peter 1:8)
  • We can approach His throne–Him–for mercy and grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16)
  • We are completely and lavishly loved as His dear children (1 John 3:1)

The old hymn, Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb, has great lyrics, too:

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
Redeemed through His infinite mercy
His child, and forever, I am

Redeemed, redeemed
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
Redeemed, redeemed
His child, and forever, I am

Redeemed and so happy in Jesus
No language my rapture can tell
I know that the light of His presence
with me doth continually dwell

I think of my blessed Redeemer
I think of Him all the day long
I sing, for I cannot be silent
His love is the theme of my song

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps
and giveth me songs in the night

The one thing we can count on is that Jesus will work in us what is pleasing to Him (Hebrews 13:20-21) and bring it to completion in our lives (Philippians 1:6). That’s worth singing about!

Abba, thank You for the song in my heart about Your redemption. Thank You that younger generations are writing new songs about it. Thank You for teaching me a new song! Keep it up, Lord; I have lots more to learn. Amen.

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