Daily Devotional

  • Redemption Through Christ’s Blood — Wednesday April 17, 2024

    WEDNESDAY April 17, 2024

    Redemption Through Christ’s Blood

    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence....

    Ephesians 1:7-8

    In these verses, we see salvation through the work of redemption. In the Old Testament, the only way for the debt of sin to be forgiven was through the shed blood of an animal sacrifice. Yet it was not a permanent forgiveness. In the Hebrew language, this was known as a kopher––only a covering for sin. The blood of animals was not sufficient to take away sin (Hebrews 10:4). When Christ’s precious blood redeemed us, it took away our sin once and for all: ...we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (Hebrews 10:10 NIV).

    The word redemption means “to act,” “ransom in full,” or “deliverance.” The word is used in reference to buying back a slave or a captive by making him free through a payment or a ransom. Before Christ, we used to be slaves of sin, but now we have been bought back. We know the precious cost of our redemption was bought through Jesus Christ’s own blood. He purchased us and paid the full price to redeem us.

    God manifested the richness of His grace when He sent His Son to die for the sins of the whole world. When we accept Christ, repent, and confess our sin to Him, our sin is completely erased. God has forgiven us: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God... (1 Peter 3:18 NIV).

    The truth is, any person without the life of the Spirit is dead in their trespasses and sins. The Spirit of God helps them to see their position without Christ––spiritually lost. The only way to become a child of God and experience His beautiful grace and mercy is to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This happens through confession of sin and repentance. Then your position in Christ is found. You have been delivered––bought by the blood of Jesus Christ. With God’s hope, you are on your way to heaven.

    There can be no thought of ‘cheap’ forgiveness when we remember that our redemption cost God the life of his beloved Son.
    ~Geoffrey B. Wilson~

  • A Story Already Told — Tuesday April 16, 2024
  • Having a Holy and Blameless Life — Monday April 15, 2024
  • The Doctrine of Election — Sunday April 14, 2024
  • A Choice to Make — Saturday April 13, 2024
  • Spiritually Blessed — Friday April 12, 2024
  • The Triune Godhead — Thursday April 11, 2024
  • Grace and Peace — Wednesday April 10, 2024
  • The Faithful in Christ — Tuesday April 9, 2024
  • In Christ, Who Has God Called You to Be? — Monday April 8, 2024
  • Commissioned by God — Sunday April 7, 2024
  • Grateful Redemption — Saturday April 6, 2024
  • The Goddess Diana — Friday April 5, 2024
  • The City of Ephesus — Thursday April 4, 2024
  • The Church — Wednesday April 3, 2024
  • An Inspired Writer — Tuesday April 2, 2024
  • Fools at Heart — Monday April 1, 2024
  • Resurrection Morning — Sunday March 31, 2024
  • The Garden Tomb — Saturday March 30, 2024
  • The Redeemed — Friday March 29, 2024
  • Are You a King? — Thursday March 28, 2024
  • Jesus’ Hour Had Come — Wednesday March 27, 2024
  • The Cross on the Horizon — Tuesday March 26, 2024
  • A Day of Anointing — Monday March 25, 2024
  • Palm Sunday — Sunday March 24, 2024
  • The Salvation of God — Saturday March 23, 2024