from Lynda Lindsey
O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with Him is plentiful redemption. And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8
We give thanks to You, O God; we give thanks, for Your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Psalm 75:1-3
For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make My dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.” II Corinthians 6:16(b)-18
To have plenty is to have a quantity or amount of something that is not just sufficient, it is more than enough; it’s having a copious, generous, over-abundant, inexhaustible amount of something. One could, from a plentitude of resources, give vast quantities away and still have an abundance. The Lord our God, a plentiful, generous giver, has an inexhaustible amount of love and grace, mercy and forgiveness, redemption and welcome; His supply never runs low. Our hope is in the Lord, in His steadfast love and plentiful redemption! Thank Him, praise Him, recount His wondrous deeds!
The Lord, just and righteous, is our steading influence in a world that totters and shakes. He is a God who is near, not far away; He promises to draw near to us as we draw near to Him. He dwells among and within us, individually and in community. God reveals Himself to us through His creation, through the Scriptures, through Jesus, the living Word and through the Holy Spirit. God holds the cup of judgment reserved for unrepentant sinners, those who pridefully set themselves above God; but for contrite sinners who fear the Lord, God’s redemption is plenteous!
Cry out to God for mercy; confess. Rejoice with the Psalmist that God forgives and doesn’t mark iniquity, for no one could stand! Yearn for, wait and hope for, the Lord even more than a watchman standing guard through the night yearns for dawn. Rejoice; the Lord redeems us from all our iniquities! Not only is God’s redemption plentiful, His welcome is plentiful! He receives repentant sinners into His forever family; He becomes our Father and makes us His kingdom sons and daughters! The Lord is our plentiful source of everything necessary for life in Him! To God be all glory!