Psalm 14:7

“Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!”  Psalm 14:7

The psalmist, David, is crying out for salvation. He was on the front side of the plan. He knew it was coming. He knew that Messiah was promised and He would come from Zion and would restore the children of Israel. David trusted in the promises.

We are on the backside of the plan. We look back and see that Messiah has come. He was born in Bethlehem, laid in a manger, visited by shepherds and magi, grew up in Nazareth and preached all throughout Jerusalem and the surrounding area. He came to die. He came to rise up out of that grave in victory so we might know victory.

David longed for the salvation of Israel. But for us, rather than yearning for salvation, we can experience it. We can accept Jesus, the Christ, the promised Messiah. We can know that we know that we are saved.

The psalmist cried out for salvation. We can experience it.

Have we?

Jesus, I want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am saved. I admit that I am a sinner. Forgive me for my sins and come into my life. I accept You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me.

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