Sing to the Lord
by PJ Salas
"Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things, His right hand and His holy arm (Jesus) have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations." Psalms 98:1, 2.
Indeed the Almighty has done marvelous things. His right hand, His holy arm, the Lord Jesus Christ, has gained the victory over the second death (Revelation 2:11; 20:6, 14; 21:8), and provides us freedom to stop sinning, and to live eternally with Him. This is our song of praise to Jesus, shouts of joy and gratefulness for His incredible and selfless act on our behalf. Praise His name!
No longer in bondage to our sinful nature, we can choose Christ and His power to live a victorious life of overcoming our sins. If we so choose, we have a future of eternal bliss. We can live as God intended us to live, in goodness, holiness, and wholesomeness. Christ’s righteousness becomes our righteousness, if we open our hearts to Him, accept His sacrifice, and let Him help us live as we should. This is inspiring of praise and rejoicing. How great the Creator is, how great and good is He!
During the season of celebrating the pagan holiday of Christmas, focus not on the customs of the holiday, but rather on the Christ of the world, whom Christmas purports to honor. Think about what it actually is that He has done for us, and what He continues to do for us.
Time for the Savior
Make time for Jesus during the holiday; make time for the Savior during all the days and seasons of your life. Open your heart to Him, let Him come into your life and give you peace, and joy, patience, endurance, and victory over every sin that so easily ensnares and binds you (Hebrews 12:1).
During the festivities and celebration, rejoice in Jesus, celebrate the Savior, and focus your attention on Him, turning your thoughts toward Him, the One who loves you more than you love yourself, better than you love yourself.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not die, but will have eternal life (John 3:16).
Give your heart to Jesus; commit your life to Him in truth and sincerity. Make Christ the center of your life; choose Him, for He is good. The Savior cares about you, and about what happens to you. Jesus gave Himself for you because He loves you so much, and He wants for you true peace and happiness, and an eternal home with Him.
ʺOh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things, His right hand and His holy arm (Jesus) have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.ʺ Psalms 98:1,2.