Christ Has Ransomed Us Therefore He Is In Control
Psalms 72:1-4, 12-14
Earlier this week I posted asking the question, “Why does all this wickedness happen?” We looked at Christ’s command to love our neighbor, but more importantly, that we are to also love our enemy.
Psalms 72 has some very encouraging words regarding Christ and His love for His people.
1 Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your Righteousness to the king’s Son.
2 He will judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice.
3 The mountains will bring peace to the people and the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy and will break in pieces the oppressor.
12 For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also and him who has no helper.
13 He will spare the poor and the needy and will same the souls of the needy
14 He will redeem their life from oppression and violence and Precious shall be their blood in His sight.
Many have thought and preached that this is talking about one world government that will rule the world. It is, but not an earthly kingdom but a heavenly kingdom.
Yes, this psalm written by Solomon is about asking for wisdom to judge his people justly. But the Psalm goes beyond this because of what is stated in verse 14. “He will redeem their life from oppression and violence.”
Who has come to save us from oppression and violence? Why of course, it is Christ who came to do this. He did this by His crucifixion on the cross. By doing this he has assured us that someday this will come to bring an end to all this.
Christ, as our kinsmen has redeemed us, paid the ransom for us by the shedding of His own blood making our blood precious in his sight.
Most look toward government to give us protection and deal out justice, but the reality is, they no more find our precious unless it is in their best interest. But Christ has purchased us, ransomed us back from the oppressor, making us all the most previous.
You see, God in His mercy and justice will never allow the blood of His saints to go unavenged. And, never is the tempest tried soul more dearly loved by his or her Saviour than when he is suffering reproach for the truth’s sake.
Therefore we can rest assured in verse 19, “And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.
Until Christ comes again, these events of violence will continue. The only thing that will hasten his return is if we as Christians begin to do as directed by Christ Himself in Matthew 28:19, 20
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen
It is a command that ends with a promise, God will always be with us, until the end of the age, God is with us. Let us renew our conviction and in love and respect for others, share the hope and joy that is within us, because Christ as our kinsman, has ransomed us.