May 18, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Over the past few weeks, we’ve focused on some of the basic doctrines of the Bible. More specifically we have centered our morning devotions around Faith, Prayer and Grace.  As we begin another week, I would like to examine “REDEMPTION” and what it means to each of us as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Redemption was only made available to the believer through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and because of this we have the forgiveness of our sins.

(Ephesians 1:7)  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Redemption carries with it the idea of “paying a ransom in full” or “satisfying a debt”.  You and I owed a debt we could not pay.  The only one who could satisfy our debt was the Lord Jesus Christ and that is exactly what He did when He died for each of us on Mount Calvary.

(Romans 5:6)  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

(Romans 5:7)  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

(Romans 5:8)  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Jesus’ death on the cross “paid the ransom” for sin making salvation available for any sinner who will simply accept His pardon.  I think this is what “REDEMPTION” means to each of us as children of God.  Let’s take a few minutes today and meditate on the words of this precious old hymn.

            Redeemed how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

            Redeemed through His infinite mercy, His child, and forever, I am.

            Redeemed and so happy in Jesus; No language my rapture can tell;

            I know that the light of His presence, Wit me doth continually dwell.

            I think of my blessed Redeemer; I think of Him all the day long;

            I sing, for I cannot be silent; His love is the theme of my song.

            I know I shall see in His beauty, The King in whose way I delight;

            Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps, And giveth me songs in the night.

            Redeemed, Redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

            Redeemed, Redeemed, His child, and forever, I am.

Now let’s go out into a world filled with lost humanity and proclaim the wonderful “REDEMPTION” we have in Jesus.

Bro. Rick

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