He Will Redeem You

In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
Job 5: 20-21
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He Will Redeem You
To redeem means to regain something in exchange for payment.  Therefore, when it is said that we God will redeem us from death, we can understand that we belong to death.  It is who we serve and who we have given ourselves to.  Death is the ultimate mockery of God’s creation.  When all life was created death was not in the equation.  It is a foreign and vile concept introduced by the serpent and eagerly consumed as the flesh of the forbidden fruit was torn.  And as Adam and Eve swallowed that fruit death entered their bodies and all of creation.  The deed was done and there was no undoing it on our part.  The price for the knowledge of good and evil was death.  A contract signed in blood, and the earth cried out with the blood of Able at the first payment.  But redemption came, not by our means but by the blood of the Lamb.  God regained you in exchange for the payment of His own Son.  The price once again was death.  On the cross, Jesus paid in full the debt we owned, as His dying breath declared, “It is finished!” So now death is no more. It has been defeated and we fear it not, for death no longer has no claim to us. You have been redeemed!

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (Romans 8:34-35)
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