But the LORD will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. —Psalm 34:22

            To serve Him is to take refuge in Him and to take refuge in Him is to serve Him.  This gives evidence that one has been redeem by Him and will not be condemned. “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service” (I Timothy 1:12).  “Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God” (Psalm 86:2). 

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,  saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.”  And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.  For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.  So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,  so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,  where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. —Hebrews 6:13-20

Yes, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame” (Romans 10:11). We are safe in Him forever.  He alone is our hope.  He alone is our redemption (I Peter 1:18-20).

For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”   Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”   The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”   Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”   He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. —Galatians 3:10-14

Dear Father, thank You for redeeming me through Jesus.  I am so grateful to know You and to be able to serve You.  May I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it!

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