November 9: Redemption & Salvation

Psalm 6:1-5

O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, 
nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak;
 O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

My soul also is greatly troubled; 
but You, O Lord—how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver me! 
Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake!

For in death there is no remembrance of You; 
in the grave who will give You thanks?

According to Psalm 143, the enemy (Satan) attacks our souls – what we think, what we feel and our wills.  Our souls are the most vulnerable part of us; the soul is what distinguishes man from all of the rest of God’s creation.  When we are in terrible distress we tend to cry to God, but He wants our trust in all situations.

Then He comes to heal and to save.  We’ve seen some of these words before.

חלץ [chalatz] translated as “deliver” means “to rip or tear away”.

ישע [yasha`] translated as “save” is the root from which we get the Hebrew name for Jesus – Yeshua.  It is the result of God’s salvation from the vise of stress and fear.  A great definition is “having room to breathe.”

חסד [hesed] translated as “mercies” is our favorite word – God´s faithful love.  Hesed is the foundation of everything God does.  He is love.



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