Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Many believers are familiar with the phrase, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,” but far too few consider its immediate context in scripture. As the Lord’s children, we are to “say so,” but what are we to be saying? Believers are to offer thanks to the Lord and continually speak of His goodness and mercy. Oftentimes, the Bible admonishes God’s people to give thanks unto God for His mercy, especially those who have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy (Psalm 107:2). We also need to give thanks to God because of His redeeming mercy (Psalm 136:1, 2, 3, 26). One who is redeemed can best say so by giving God thanks. Let others know you are not ashamed to belong to God and that you are truly grateful for His working in your life.
- (For children): God gave us His best gift ever because it lasts forever. He gave us His Son. Jesus died on the cross so that we could have the free gift of salvation. Have you ever said, “Thank you,” for this wonderful gift (2 Corinthians 9:15)?
- (For everyone): How often do you spend time giving thanks to the Lord? Do you let others know how good God has been to you, or do you find yourself ashamed of Him?
- For what could you give God thanks? Has He redeemed you from the hand of the enemy? Has He provided for your needs? Has He blessed you by answering prayers? Has He worked in your life?
- Ask the Lord to help you verbally give thanks to Him.
- Thank the Lord for His goodness and mercy.
Song: Thanks to God