The life of the flesh is in the blood. Yesterday our thoughts centered on “His blood is our propitiation.” Today I want us the think about a second phrase, “redemption through His blood,” (Eph. 1:7).
The word “redemption” in this text is the Greek word, “apolutrosis,” it refers to the releasing and deliverance that has been effected by payment of a ransom.
I remember when I was younger reading a book called, The Ransom of Red Chief. It’s been so long since I read it, but the gist of the story was about these kidnappers who took this little boy from his home in hopes to collect a large ransom from his parents. As it turns out, the boy was such a handful, a terror, the kidnappers brought him back for nothing.
On a much more serious note. Our lives have been kidnapped by Satan, the “prince of this world” as Jesus referred to him (John 12:31).
The “blood of redemption” has ransomed our lives. The payment for our eternal souls was the life-blood of Jesus. We have been delivered and liberated by the payment of this ransom.
The Challenge today is to take the time to reflect on your life that has been redeemed, ransomed by the life-blood of GOD Himself!
Be blessed as you live in freedom and liberation from sin.