A Delivering God
This is a world that notices people are in pain and this is a world that will talk about people's pain, but then it does nothing. God is completely different. He has done everything. He is particularly interested in delivering people from oppression. We can see this in Exodus:
So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD or Yahweh was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped. (Exodus 4:31)
God's compassion and mercy leads him to the act of deliverance and this is illustrated the verse we just read. He visited the people of Israel to deliver them from slavery. When the Israelites realized that they bowed low and worshiped. We too should recognize that God is a delivering God. Majestically through His Son, He delivered us from our sins on the cross. Christ died for what we have done wrong. He is a delivering God. Since that is so, that should be a primary driver in our attitude of delighted worship and in our acts of priestly ministry. Whatever the oppression is: sin, persecution, death, the devil, or this world’s hate of Christianity, God is a delivering God and in that we can rejoice and worship!
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