When most Christians think of a redeemer, they think immediately of Jesus Christ. Isaiah did not yet know the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. But Isaiah gives a very precise picture that this messiah would indeed be the one to carry out the redemption plan and would be the one upon whom God would lay the sins of the world. Isaiah recognized God the Father as the "Redeemer from everlasting."
Questions for further thought:
1. Are you in need of redemption?
2. How do you know?
Challenge: God created us. He knows us well. We all need redemption and He has a plan for that. Thank Jesus for suffering for our redemption. If you haven't accepted that gift, do it today.
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