“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!” Psalm 107:1-2
In the Bible passage above, the “redeemed” the writer is referring to is Israel. He is not mincing words but clearly stating that Israel should be speaking out about the God who redeemed them. They were His chosen people and even though they rebelled against God time and time again, this verse tells us that His faithful love endures forever and implies that Israel’s redemption is a forever thing as well.
What does this verse mean to the Church today? Christ is our Redeemer and if we have been redeemed, we need to speak out! We should not be so caught up in the affairs of this world that we forget to tell others about our story of redemption. We should be so focused on Jesus first that we feel compelled to share the Gospel everyday with those we come in contact with.
The message is the same for us as it was for the children of Israel. We need to remember that God is faithful and His love endures forever. This gift of redemption we have in Christ is offered to everyone.
How will they know if they don’t hear. And how will they hear if we don’t speak out?