The beauty of your redemption
October 21, 2011
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Do you know what that word redemption means? It’s an ancient word which means to buy back out of slavery or to pay a ransom for someone who is taken hostage or taken prisoner. It literally means an exchange that takes place—one for another.
Now in recent years, the world has become all too familiar with hostage situations and the requirement to pay a ransom in exchange for a life. And that is the word that God has given us in today’s passage to describe our salvation… that you and I have been redeemed in Christ; we have been liberated from the bondage of sin!
When Christ went to the cross, He made that exchange. He paid the ransom on your life to God the Father, who poured out His wrath on Jesus instead of pouring His wrath on you and me. And it’s that beautiful exchange that enables us to have eternal life by putting our faith in Christ.
In your sin, you’re held in bondage. But Christ has set you free. So as you live out your life as a Christian, always remember that you’ve been bought with the price of Jesus’ life and can live with God forever because of your wonderful redemption!
YOUR REDEMPTION IS A BEAUTIFUL EXCHANGE OF CHRIST’S LIFE FOR YOURS. SO REMEMBER THAT YOU’VE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE BECAUSE OF CHRIST’S WORK FOR YOU!
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