The Son of his love, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Sin has burdened us human beings with guilt before God, which we ourselves cannot remove. The gospel, however, reveals the Redeemer, who has paid the price of our redemption. But a high ransom was required. Holy Scripture teaches us that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer, and that He paid the random Himself (cf. Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:6). Peter wrote to believers: “You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18.19). That was the high price of our redemption!
Many people imagine that we need to contribute something ourselves for our redemption. But the Word of God admits of no “self-redemption”. Several passages of Scripture stress that silver or gold could never rescue us. Nor can any other person, as Psalm 49 states distinctly: “None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him – for the redemption of their souls is costly, and must be given up for ever” (vv. 7.8 J.N.D). Holy Scripture continues: “God will redeem my soul” (v.15). “With him is abundant redemption” (Psalm 130:7).
Christ accomplished the great work of atonement that was necessary to pay for all that we owed and buy us free. On this basis God can offer redemption. This is evident not only in today’s verse above, but also in Ephesians 1:7: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
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