The Wednesday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is a Scriptural meditation whereby I take a verse or passage I have been pondering lately and seek to edify my readers with it’s promises, encouragements, warnings, rebukes, etc.
The Promise of Redemption
- It was promised before “time began” (Eph 1:4; II Tim 1:9; Tit 1:1-2).
- It was promised to the 1st human created – Adam (Gen 3:15).
- It was promised to Noah after the Flood (Gen 9:9-10).
- It was a promised gift from the Father to the Son (John 6:37-39).
- It was a promise delivered in the form of Jesus Christ through the line of David (I Chron 17; Isa 53; Dan 7:14-15; Luke 1:32).
- It promised to defeat Satan and sin (I Cor 15:26-28).
The Purposes of Redemption
- To save us from God’s wrath (Rom 5:9)
- To justify us (Rom 3:24)
- To offer an innocently killed Man (Gal 3:13; Eph 1:7)
- To give us adoption into God’s family (Gal 4:5)
- To free us from every lawless deed (Tit 2:13-14)
- To lead us to worship Him (I Pet 2:9; Rev 5:9-10)
- To help destroy sin (I John 3:8)
The Price of Redemption
- Death (Acts 10:29; Rom 5:12; 6:23; Tit 2:13-14; I Pet 2:24)
- Blood (Acts 20:28; Rom 5:9; Heb 9:22; I Pet 1:18-19)
- Becoming human (John 3:16; Phil 2:5-11)
- Being cursed (Gal 3:13)