The Snare Is Broken

“We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!” – Psalm 124:7 (ESV)

Reading through Psalms 123 and 124 this morning, I stopped for a bit at the verse above. What a hopeful Psalm this is from David. In his life, he had been caught in the snare of adultery (with Bathsheba) and faced jealousy (from Saul). In the early part of Psalm 124, he gives images of being swept away by floods and torrents of water. But he rejoices in the fact that God is on his side and has delivered him. There is much here for us to be thankful for as well. For those who have put their faith in Christ, we have escaped from the snare of Satan by the blood that Jesus shed for us on the Cross. We are able to echo Paul’s words to the Romans, in that we have now been freed from sin, hell and condemnation.

This is the treasure of God’s Word. After spending most of June reading through Psalm 119, it may have been easy for me to skim over the smaller Psalms that follow without the same thought and meditation on the great truths they also contain. But instead I rejoice with David today that God has delivered me as well !

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