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The Song of the Redeemed

“But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.”

Psalm 59:16-17

The other day I had a church member say to me, “I don’t think I have a great voice so I just don’t sing.” This was not the first person to ever say that to me and probably won’t be the last. Often times we can fall prey to thinking that because we may not be able to sing at a certain level of proficiency that we should refrain from doing so at all. But as believers, we have a song to sing, the song of the redeemed!

John Piper says, “The question isn’t, Do you have a voice? The question is, Do you have a song? If you’ve turned from your sins and trusted in the finished work of Christ, if you’re forgiven and reconciled to God, then you have a song. It’s a song of the redeemed, of those who have been rescued from the righteous wrath of God through the cross of Jesus Christ and are now called his friends.”

As those who have been redeemed we have the greatest song of all; the song of gratitude and praise for the Lord’s grace and mercy towards us! Therefore, let us daily lift up thanksgiving and worship in response to the salvation we have through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Questions for reflection:

  1. Take time to thank the Lord today for saving you and giving you a new song to sing.

  2. Read through the passage above and put your name in the place of “I”, or “me”.

“Most gracious Father, thank you for extending your grace and mercy towards me and giving me a new song to sing. Help me to show gratitude daily for your steadfast love and kindness, and to extend that grace to others. You are my refuge and strength. Amen.”

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