Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary. (Ps 107:1-2)
Those who have been delivered from sin’s penalty, oh how many reasons we have to give thanks to the Lord! Hebrews 2:14-15 says that Jesus “likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.” The redeemed have been saved from the ultimate adversary and from the fear of death, a tool God allows him to wield. For the redeemed, death does not lead to eternal torment but to eternal life. For the Lord is good and His kind and merciful love is everlasting. Thanks be to the Lord!