In her great hymn, Redeemed, how I Love to Proclaim it!, Fanny Crosby wrote these precious words,
“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.”
If you are a Christian, you are redeemed. What is redemption? The word redemption means to “buy back.” It also signifies a “releasing” and “deliverance” – especially in regards to sin. In Paul said, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace“. The Greek word used here for redemption carries a vivid word picture. It is one of a prisoner at a slave market, and the only way in which he can be set free is if one comes and pays the required price. This act is called redemption. For the Christian, what was the price for their redemption? We need to acknowledge that it was a price that we could not pay. Why? Continue reading Who are You? Redeemed by the Son
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,