June 9: Redemption & salvation

Psalm 107:4-9

They (Israel) wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; 
they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty, 
their soul fainted in them.

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, 
and He delivered them out of their distresses.

And He led them forth by the right way, 
that they might go to a city for a dwelling place.

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, 
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

For He satisfies the longing soul, 
and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

The Hebrew word here translated as “delivered” comes from the root: נָצַל [natsal], which means, “a violent snatching away.” God used this word when He promised Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt (Exodus 6:6).  Interestingly it’s the same word which the Hebrew translation of the New Covenant uses:

Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.


[The base stones of the remains of the lower side of the Herodian Western wall are incredibly huge – the largest one – seen below – is 14m wide and 4m high, and weighs 600 tons!]

Foundation stone

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