(We are bought with a price)
First time used in the Bible: Genesis 48, verse 16.
“The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my father’s Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
Another example from the Bible: Galatians 3, verse 13.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:”
Webster’s dictionary provides this definition for the word “redeemed”:
1. to be bought back
2. to be freed from distress or harm
3. to be changed for the better
4. to be free from a lien by payment of an amount
5. to be atoned for
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR FAMILY
We were born sinners; each has sinned and been a slave to sin and the world. We have a debt to God because of our sins. We have been bought with a price, and that price was Christ’s death on the cross at Calvary. From that moment, the shackles of sin were released, allowing us the freedom to pursue a full and meaningful life here on earth and, also, eternal life after death. Christ paid a price that only He could pay. Jesus willingly died for us so that we could live. Rejoice in the knowledge that there is nothing better than to be redeemed.
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