Psalm 136 can be touted as the “The Psalm of Thanks” or the “Thanksgiving Psalm.” It is a Psalm that is rich in content, apropos the character of God and since each verse in the Psalm is suffixed with “For his mercy endures forever”, it is a Psalm that is easy to read and memorize as well.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, giving thanks for the ultimate reason of sending us his only begotten Son, we will be looking at each verse in Psalm 136 and glean out the character of God from these verses, which would be reason enough to be grateful and give thanks to our LORD God.
Today we look at Verse 24.
And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
This verse starts with the word “and” implying that God not only remembered his people (as the previous verse stated) but also redeemed them from their enemies. God is not only a God, who remembers his people and leaves them in their low estate. Instead, God is an Action God who acted on the situation that his people were subjected to, due to their own disobedience, and redeem them for their enemies.
Points to ponder:
On Christmas, God acted on the situation of hopelessness that was the outcome of man’s disobedience and sin, and sent his son to redeem us, whom he remembered in our state of being slaves to sins. Man was made (deemed) upright when God created him (for he was created in the image of God), but man sought to follow his own downward path (Ecclesiastes 7:29; KJV & NLT) and disobeyed God, which warranted God to send us his son, to Re-Deem us worthy of being upright before God. Jesus redeemed us from the enemy – Satan and his power, which is death – for everyone who believes in Jesus shall have eternal life. Are you redeemed? In other words, do you believe in Jesus as your Lord, Savior, King and Redeemer?
Psalm 136:24 (KJV)
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.