The word redemption means recovery of something or someone upon payment of a ransom. The redemption here pictures the rescue by God of the Israelites from Egypt and the future return from Babylonian captivity. However, it also alludes to something more profound in that all people were being held in slavery to sin until Jesus paid the price to set us free. Before Jesus’ sacrifice for sin, people could not come into God’s presence. Now, all believers can freely approach God’s throne through prayer and have the power of God in their lives through the Holy Spirit. What a gracious God we serve!
1. In what way(s) do you see the fear or reverence of God demonstrated in your life?
2. Why is this so hard to live out in the “real” world?
Challenge: Take an inventory of your life experiences and how God provided wisdom and understanding. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for all His rich provision.
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