Romans 3:21-28
What does it mean to be redeemed? According to dictionary the word “redeemed” means: “Something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior”. Another example of redeemed is this: if you were in trouble financially and you had a valuable bracelet that you decided to take to a pawn shop. You give them your bracelet in exchange for some money.  In order to get it back, you need to redeem it, or buy back the same thing that was yours.  When we read in our scripture today Jesus paid the price for us so that we can go free, he redeemed us so we could get back the right relationship we had with God from the beginning of time. Everyone is in need of redemption. Our natural condition was characterized by guilt: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Christ’s redemption has freed us from guilt, being “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24). The “compensation” that was mentioned in our definition of “redeemed” came in the form of our Savior Jesus Christ. Praise God!  God loves Ya;)

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