by Paul Tautges | June 9, 2012 6:13 am

Redemption is the act of God whereby He purchases wayward sinners from the slave market of sin and brings them back into His loving sheepfold. The purchase price was the life of His only begotten Son. Peter wrote, “you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ” (1 Pet 1:18-19). When we come to Jesus Christ by faith, we find in Him “we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses” (Eph 1:7). All of this is “according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us” (Eph 1:8), “a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus” (Rom 3:24).

Now we belong to God. We are His property. More than that, we are now His beloved children who have been chosen, adopted, and blessed beyond measure. Redeemed, how we love to proclaim it!

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