“Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.” Psalm 98:1-2 (ESV)

In our daily Christian walk, we are called to be always thankful to God (Ps. 107:8-9, Rom. 14:6), but how often do we remember and give thanks for our salvation? Psalm 98 commands the reader to sing to the Lord about our salvation and to be joyful (v.4) and join creation as it roars for joy (v.7)!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I am never thankful enough for salvation. The joyful hope for all believers should be focused on that wonderful day when the Lord will vindicate His chosen people.  In that hope we can rejoice and be glad in His salvation (Isa. 25:9). As believers, this is something we should always look forward to and be thankful for.

The Christian can rest easy knowing that we are joint heirs with Christ with an unfading inheritance (1 Pet. 1:4). We can rejoice and celebrate that our salvation is secure and that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God in Christ (Rom. 8:39). With such a salvation, we can confidently sing, as Fanny Crosby wrote:

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

What blessed assurance we have in our salvation that the Lord has made known to us (Heb. 10:22-23). We can forever make the Lord’s salvation part of our story to sing and to celebrate with joy!

by Eric Adams, Deacon

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