The Redeemed of the Lord shall say so.
Psalms 71:23 [AV] My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
Psalms 32:11 [AV] Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
The Word of God says the righteous are redeemed and they shout with joy.
We all know that we were born of sin and still sin many a times, then how can we be righteous?
Job 15:14 [AV] What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
The word 'righteous' according to the Word of God means the one who is right according to God. God is perfect, but we can not be perfect. There was only one man on earth who was perfect and that was Jesus.
Being righteous means 'pursuing the face and the path of the Lord'. That means your face and your direction of walk should be towards the Lord. It does not matter where you started from or on what stage you are, what matters is now, are you pursuing righteousness of God? If you are, then the Spirit of the Lord will reveal to you Jesus and you will be redeemed by His blood. Then the Spirit of the Lord will guide you on your further path and help you. Even if you slip or fall He will help you move ahead. What matters is, that you face in the direction of God and you long for Him with all your heart, your spirit, your understanding and your strength.
If you are redeemed open your mouth and confess 'I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, I pursue the righteousness of God. The Lord is my guide and I am safe.'
Psalms 107:2 [AV] Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Isaiah 51:11 [AV] Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion (fortified city); and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Isaiah 62:12 [AV] And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Psalms 11:7 [AV] For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
If you pursue the righteousness of God, you may fall or face problems, but the Lord will help you and save you.
Psalms 34 [AV]
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
But the day you decide to turn your face away from God irrespective at what stage you are at, your problems will overtake you and will destroy you completely. So do not turn back but keep your face always towards the Lord and keep moving.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Lord I am redeemed by the blood of Your Lamb. Jesus by His sacrifice as redeemed me. I pursue Your righteousness and dwell in Your fortified city. Nothing can destroy me, not even satan; for You have build a fence of protection around me and my dwelling. I thank you and pray that You keep in Thy path always. This I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.
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