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Redeemed & Justified

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 (NKJV)

We often hear and use the word, “Saved” to describe who we are as Christian men and women, but there are others aspects to being saved we should be aware of.    With this in mind let’s take a look at what it means to be Redeemed, Justified, and Sanctified.

The biblical meaning of the word Redeemed is; to pay for the sins of humanity with death on the Cross.

We are told in the scriptures, God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Col 1:13-14).  And in Ephesians 1:7, we are told In Him (Jesus) we have “redemption” through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 

In the Old Testament, atonement for sin was attained through the sacrificed blood of animals.  But it was only temporary, because it was not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sin (Heb 10:4).   Only Jesus’ blood could take away the sin of the world.  God paid for our sins with the blood of Christ, simply because of His unmerited favor upon us.  And because of this, we have been “justified” before God.

The biblical meaning of the word Justified is to free somebody from sinfulness by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  In other words, “Not guilty!”

Q:         So does everybody need to be justified?

 The answer is yes!  The Scriptures tell us everyone is guilty of sin.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 (NKJV)

But then the very next verse gives us the great news, as it says, and are Justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Rom 3:24).  Jesus Christ was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our Justification (Rom 4:25).  The result of this Justification is we have peace with God.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1 (NKJV)

I want to encourage you to meditate upon these things today.  We have been redeemed and justified by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Praise Jesus! 

STUDY QUESTION: What do the words, redeemed, and Justified, mean?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Can you see the importance of knowing the meaning of these words as well as how they affect your life?

APPLICATION: Let’s choose to allow God to help us share the Message of redemption and justification with others today. 

LET’S PRAY:  Father, Thank You for redeeming, and justifying us.  Use us today to share what this means with others.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott




Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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