The names that we have studied this summer as a team for #IKnowHIM have all spoken so deeply to me. I have found myself digging into His word and developing a relationship with Him as more of His character has been revealed to me. As I started researching the word redeemer this week and the verses in the Bible that speak of Jesus and the sacrifice that He made for all of us, I found myself in awe. The definition of redeem is to compensate for the faults or bad aspects of something and the word redeemer is defined as Christ. Doesn’t that paint a perfect picture for us. We are the redeemed because of our faults and our inability to save ourselves and Christ is our redeemer. We need a redeemer and our world desperately does as well.
The apostle Paul stated: “You are not your own; you were bought at a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20,) “you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold, from you aimless conduct received by tradition from you fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19.)
Jesus was without sin, yet He purchased all of us with His precious blood upon that Cross. The cost of my sin was His very death and He willingly paid it to redeem me. He did it for every sin that I have committed and He did it for you as well. I know that am not worthy of His sacrifice, but He did it anyway. For this reason alone I am no longer my own, for I was bought.
It is almost to much for me to comprehend. A love like that is precious, it’s breathtaking. But this was His purpose, this is why Jesus humbled himself and became man. He came to offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of all men. Jesus knew He was to die so that we may be redeemed and spend eternity with God. That is why even in the Merriam-Webster dictionary there isn’t any other name we see as the absolute definition of Redeemer. It is only the name of Christ-for He is our Redeemer!
Be bold, Be brave, Be blessed!