He delivers them

The Verse of the Day for February 7, 2018 offers another word of encouragement from the Book of Psalms:

Psalm 97:10 (NIV):

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

The Amplified Bible renders the verse this way:

O you who love the Lord, hate evil; He preserves the lives of His saints (the children of God), He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

The closing phrase also brings to mind Isaiah 46:4, rendered in the New King James version:

Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

In reflecting on the promise that God will deliver us, this poem also came to mind as we recognize this timeless message that echoes in our lives today:

Just How God Will Deliver Us

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves,
but in God which raises the dead:
Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver:
in whom we trust that he will still deliver us;

1 Corinthians 1:8-9

Just how God will deliver us this we do not know,
But of His unfailing love and power we are sure:
He can send ravens or simply command a widow
To sustain Elijah and all those who will endure.
Although He may not be early, our God is never late.
We rest in knowing that God, our Father, is faithful,
As we trust in Him, learning to labor and to wait.
For each promise fulfilled we are ever so grateful,
And we express our gratitude in word and in deed.
Despite the challenge, God has been there time after time.
Each day we will walk by faith wherever Christ may lead,
Knowing grand mountain vistas await all those who climb.
The hand of God has brought us thus far along the way,
And we will finish our course is all we have to say.

In thinking about God as a deliverer, we also recall lyrics to another original song:

I Will Deliver You

I will deliver you from the snare of the fowler.
As a bird escapes from the cage, so I will release you from captivity.
I will lift you up, out of the hand of your fiercest enemy.
I will draw you to myself and hide you under the safety of my wing.

I will deliver you from the raging deep waters.
The sea shall not overwhelm you, but I will bring you through the storms in peace.
I will lift you up, and bear you up on the wings of an eagle.
I will provide for you and hide you in my secret dwelling place.

The Verse of the Day is set to music in this Scripture Memory Song – Hate Evil (Psalm 97:10; Proverbs 3:23, 26 – NKJV)

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One Response to “He delivers them”

  1. ponderosapapa Says:

    Yet, every day He delivers us. His love and mercy are infinite!

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