Before We Were Saved
Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 63,64; Psalm 107; John 2
Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 107:1-32
Psalm 107 is a psalm of praise, celebrating the Jews’ return from the Babylonian exile. In the psalm, God is glorified for saving four different types of people. As I read this today, I was reminded of exactly who I was before I was saved by God’s grace. If you are anything like me, you will likely identify with each of the four groups of people mentioned in this psalm:
Wandering – Before we were saved, we were wandering. We walked through this life without purpose or destination. We were, “hungry and thirsty, and [our] lives ebbed away.” (Vs. 5)
Imprisoned – Before we were saved, we were imprisoned. We were trapped in the prison of our own sinfulness, and we, “sat in darkness, and the deepest gloom.” (Vs. 10)
Suffering – Before we were saved, we were suffering. We “became fools through [our] rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of [our] iniquities.” (Vs. 17)
Overwhelmed – Before we were saved, like merchants on ships in the midst of a violent storm, we were overwhelmed. We “reeled and staggered like drunken men; [we] were at [our] wits’ end.” (Vs. 27)
Whether you have been walking with Christ for years or for days, it is important to be reminded of exactly who you were before you were saved. When we remember, we can instantly recall how much God has done for us. Whether you were wandering, imprisoned, suffering, overwhelmed, or all of the above, if you are a follower of Christ then there was a time in your life when you cried out to the Lord, and He delivered you from your distress. Spend some time today praising Him for saving you. Then share your story with others to bring glory to God.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.