1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV 2011
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
Peter 1:1, “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.” He wrote to believers scattered throughout western Asia Minor. Because of their faithful obedience to Jesus Christ, he wrote his letter. God’s Word gives meaning to the word redemption: being saved from a bad situation, threat of death or from enemies at a cost. Jesus paid the price through His shed blood on the cross. 1 Corinthians 6:20, “you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” Jesus was the perfect lamb slain for their sins. John said in 1:29b, “Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus’ blood redeems sinners.
I love reading The New Testament’s revelation of the Redeemer. Thanksgiving leads us into Advent. Jesus came, to save every single sinner. Paul wrote over and over again about redemption, Ephesians 1:7, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Isaiah 53:5, Jesus paid it all. I understand the cost of salvation daily and I’m truly thankful. The first black Friday over 2000 years ago Jesus redeemed sinners like me.
How has redemption changed your life?
Together thankfully redeemed,