God’s word says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. But it is by God’s grace that we are justified through redemption. We are drawn from worldly ways and led into God’s ways. Redemption is the door of mercy. Through redemption we are purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He showed His love towards mankind by dying on the Cross of Calvary. The blood of Jesus redeems you and me from the corruptible things and leads us into incorruptible life.
The world loves silver and gold very much. As we see the world order, when Dollar and Euro fails, all have kept faith in Gold. For this reason, gold prices are skyrocketing. As per the first epistle of Peter, 1st chapter and 18th verse, you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold. The world values gold and silver as precious metals. As per the word of God, it is also corruptible. You and I are redeemed with the precious blood of Christ.
This precious blood of Christ is more valuable than silver or gold. God paid a heavy price for redemption. But it is offered free of cost to you and I. You are redeemed so that you are turned away from your old ways. You are turned away from old values. Children inherit the features of their parents. If a father was a drunkard, it is more likely that one of his children might inherit the weakness. Children will inherit the idolatrous nature. Adulterous nature will flow from one generation to another generation. All these are corruptible things.
Through redemption God will transform you from old life into new life. Life is void without being redeemed through the blood of Jesus. There are so many vain things in this world. The attainment of degrees will not give you satisfaction in life. Your property, social status and fame cannot lead you into redemption. But, it is God’s mercy that can play the trick in your life. When we come to God, He will give complete deliverance from all your weaknesses. He will give deliverance from all your failures. He will deliver you from all kinds of fears.
When we are redeemed in Christ, we are led into life that is fulfilled and more promising. When the redemption process is complete in your life, you will have clean thoughts. God will give you a pure heart. He will give you a clean consciousness. A pure heart and clean consciousness will come from God. All the old nature will go off. He will show the new way. You will overcome the old nature that is transmitted by your parents through inheritance. Christ, the lamb that was slain for you and I has the power to give you incorruptible life. This life gives you satisfaction. It gives you the overcoming power.
Through redemption, your life is changed. God changes every aspect of your life. I Peter 4:3 says, “you will no more walk in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banqueting and abominable idolatries”. God gives love, joy, peace, harmony and everlasting life. From empty life to more promising and fulfilling life you are led through redemption. Have you experienced this redemptive power in your life?