Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. PSALM 130:7-8

Explanation
We see here a transition from talking to God and asking for His help, to proclaiming to those who need the same deliverance where it can be found.  Our hope for deliverance is in the Lord.  Why?

  • With the Lord there is mercy.
  • There is an abundance of redmeption.
  • God is able to redeem Israel from all “his iniquities”.

This is a declaration to everyone in the nation that God has more than enough mercy, forgiveness, and redemption to go around.

Application
When we have sinned, then cried out to God, and experienced His forgiveness and deliverance, we should take one more step.  We should declare that God is a forgiving God.  We should proclaim that there is hope in Him.  The lost can be saved when they go to God for mercy.  They can be forgiven just like we can.

Response
Heavenly Father, who in my life needs to hear about the abundance of mercy that is found in you?  Direct me to them this week.  Help me to love them through bold proclamation of your forgiveness.  Amen.