By Carroll R. Sutton

In Psa. 107:2 the Psalmist said: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…” In the following verses he points out some of the reasons for this. 

Who Are The Redeemed?: — In the immediate context of this verse we learn that the Israelites (fleshly) of old were the redeemed. 

In the first century (and today) God’s children, spiritual Israel, the elect, Christians are the redeemed of the Lord. (See Rom. 2:28,29; Gal. 6:16). Jesus Christ came and died to redeem us (Gal. 4:4-6; Ti. 2:14). Paul said that “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law” (Gal. 3:13). 

By What Are We Redeemed?: — 

1. Not with corruptible things. Peter said: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...” (1 Pet. 1:18). 

2. With the blood of Christ! “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Pet. 1:19; Also see Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. 9:12). 

How And Where Are We Redeemed?: — 

1. We are redeemed in Christ. (Read Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Gal. 3:8). 

2. How do we get into Christ? We are baptized into Christ. (Read Rom. 6:3,4; Gal. 3:26,27). 

3. In view of the preceding facts, we must be baptized into Christ in order to be redeemed by His blood! 

The Redeemed Must Say So! — Since we are the redeemed of the Lord we must tell others! Here are some reasons we must say so: 

A. Jesus said: “Ye are the salt of the earth… Ye are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see you good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 5:14-16). Also read 1 Tim. 4:12; Ti. 2:7,8. NOTE: We are to demonstrate by our lives (attitudes and actions) that we are truly following Jesus Christ who died to redeem us from our sins. We should be examples of true disciples of the Lord that others may be influenced to follow Him. 

B. The apostles could not keep silent. They had to speak! In Acts 4:20 Peter and John declared: “For we cannot but speak the things we have seen and heard.” That same attitude should characterize every Christian! 

C. The early disciples who were scattered abroad taught others! Read Acts 8:1-5. Vss. 4,5 says: “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the Word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.” NOTE: We should follow the example of those early disciples. 

D. We must open our mouths and speak! Acts 4:31 says: “…and they spake the Word of God with boldness.” Acts 16:32 says: “And they spake unto him the Word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.” 2 Cor. 4:13 says: “…we also believe, and therefore speak.” Paul said: “And the things that thou hast heard of me…the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Tim. 2:2). Also see Eph. 6:20. 

Have you been redeemed from your sins by the blood of Jesus Christ? Do you understand how you were redeemed? Are you willing to tell others who and how and where you were redeemed? 

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”

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