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Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

 

Salvation is deliverance, prosperity and victory. Those who had been scattered to the four corners of the earth after the destruction of Jerusalem were being delivered and returned to the land. That deliverance prompted this song of praise and commitment to the LORD Jehovah. When we are delivered from eternal destruction in our initial salvation experience and when the LORD Jehovah delivers us on a daily basis from the snares and traps of the enemy of our soul it should spark a song of praise and renewed commitment to the lover of our soul.

We often feel a sense of relief when we successfully escape some difficult situation or trial of life and then we fail to acknowledge the LORD Jehovah as if we delivered ourself with all of our greatness and wisdom. The reality is that when we successfully navigate some rough stretch of road in life it should prompt a song of praise from our soul and a renewed commitment to the God who once again proved Himself to us and to everyone who is an observer of our life.

Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” We read that verse and get this mental picture of all these angels and those that have gone on before us cheering us on and that is true but there is more to that cloud of witnesses than that. That cloud of witnesses also includes those still here witnessing our life such as family, coworkers, schoolmates and so forth. It also includes all the evil that surrounds us in this world and in the spiritual world. They all make up the great cloud of witnesses watching us.

When I am delivered and find salvation and victory it is a privilege to sing a song of praise and renewed commitment to the LORD Jehovah for the benefit of my own soul and for the benefit of the great cloud of witnesses surrounding me.

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