Have mercy on me, O Lord! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death, that I may tell of all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation. Psalm 9:13-14
Thinking about one’s own self is often the at the forefront of the thinking of most people. When they are saved from some difficulty in their life, many feel it is because of who they are and that they are a great asset to the world that is still wanted.
David asked God to have mercy on him, as he had many enemies, then he would be able to tell of His praises to everyone and rejoice in the salvation given him.
Any person who has chosen to repent of sin and believe in Jesus has been saved from condemnation. The salvation provided is not because of something that one did, but because of the work of Jesus. And the work of Jesus was done because of the love of God for people who hated Him.
Since salvation is not provided because of a work a person has done, it is done out of the mercy and grace of God. Some believe that they are saved because of what they had done or who they are. Once a person is saved it is one’s duty to go and tell others of what God has done and to rejoice in that salvation.
People are dying without knowing that there is salvation available. The world needs to hear of the mercy and grace of God and their need to be saved from death. Without God, there is no life or saving from trouble. God saves so one can tell of the salvation available.
From the moment God had mercy upon you and forgave you of your sins, you are saved. This salvation is not only for you, but for you to do a work for God in this world. Begin by rejoicing in that salvation.
Then go out and tell others of what God has done. This is a telling of how God meets your needs from day to day and brings you through difficulties in this life. The world needs to hear how they can be saved from destruction, and you have the message that they need. You are saved so you can tell others.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will give God praise for the salvation provided; that you will tell others of what God has done in your life; and that many will believe in Jesus through your testimony.
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