“In Him (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7). Think about this today.
Our redemption doesn’t come because we were baptized or turned over a new leaf, but through His blood who died for us. It is not by works, lest anyone should boast. The reason the crucifixion of our Lord is so prominent in the Christian faith is that the Son of God was paying the price for the sin that separates us from God when he died. No other religion has a provision for sin, only ways to improve your life down here. But if sin separates from God, and we are all sinners by nature, what good does an improved life down here do after we die and enter eternity? This is crucial!
Paul goes on to explain that redemption equals the forgiveness of sins. When we accepted what Christ did for us on the cross, the barrier sin creates is removed. The doors to God’s throne swing open and we have immediate access in prayer. So, when we sing, “I am Redeemed”, it ought to be electric with excitement. Redemption is more than a religious term, it is the hope we have in Christ and opens the door to the spiritual blessings God gives.
What does redemption mean to you?