Psalm 107:2: “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, / Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,”

January 19th, 2021 by Pastor Ed in devotional

Redeemed people (believers) need to share their faith unashamedly so that lost people might hear and be led to faith. The Apostle Peter wrote of this in his first epistle: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15, NIV).

If you approach the owner of a new expensive sports car and ask him how he likes his car, you will get an ear full of performance-related information. Ask a farmer who is proud of his farm about his crops and he will spend some time telling you about the quality and quantity of his harvest. Ask a pleased grandparent about their grandchildren and you will be shown pictures and hear about the accomplishments of the most amazing grandkids on the planet. Why then do we, who have a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe, struggle with what to say about God and our salvation when asked?

The Apostle Paul told us in Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” May we be more like Adoniram Judson, who in 1812 went to Burma (Myanmar) to share the gospel. He faithfully shared Christ for 6 years before he saw anyone respond. If he had grown weary of the work, there would not be the more than 250,000 strong believers in that country today, living under persecution. This psalm reminds those of us who are redeemed to state our redemption publicly; and when we do, God will empower the words we stammer and struggle over, to have lasting, eternal consequences.

“LORD, give us the courage to speak clearly about Your Lordship over our lives today, that others might hear and find eternal life.”