Redemption and Forgiveness
Colossians 1:14

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2013, Max D. Hutto,

“In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:14 NASB

“In whom” refers to the beloved Son in the previous verse. It is in and through Jesus the Son that the believers have redemption and forgiveness. “Redemption” is the word used for freeing a slave by paying a price. Jesus redeemed the believers from slavery to sin by paying the price with His blood on the cross. “Forgiveness” means removing the barrier and sending it away forever. Jesus forgives the believers, forever breaking down the barrier of sin and sending it away.

Lord Jesus, my debt of gratitude for my redemption and forgiveness can never be repaid. You gave Your all on the cross so that all who believe in You can be redeemed and forgiven.

 

  February 22, 2013


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