Enemies of God
We—all of us—were enemies of God, walking in darkness, slaves to sin.
Some of us, those of us who trust in Christ and have received Him as Lord and Savior, have been redeemed by Christ’s precious blood.
Redeemed with Precious Blood
We were redeemed with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” (1 Peter 1:17–19)
Our redeemer bought us from the control of sin and death.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— (Galatians 3:13)
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4–5)
We were Hopeless without a Redeemer
We could not escape by ourselves through our own actions, nor can we rescue others.
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him— (Psalm 49:7)
Our Redeemer Made Us His Own
We were lawbreakers, rebelling against Almighty God, and headed to judgment. But Christ redeemed us, freeing us from sin, and making us His own.
Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Titus 2:13–14)
Christ suffered and died in order to redeem us.
Praise the Redeemer
I praise You, my Redeemer, for buying me out of my hopeless condition of enmity toward God, inescapably mired in sin and death. I praise You that You bought me, at the cost of Your own suffering and death, in order to make me Your own, enabling me to be adopted by the Father, and entering into a new life. I praise You that You, my Redeemer, will one day present me to the Father holy and blameless.
Please help me tell others of You.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. (Psalm 107:2)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)