I am constantly looking at the Hebrew and Greek roots of words during my study of the bible, and am often really blessed by the insights they provide. For example, this morning as I was going through my notes in Zechariah, I came across the Hebrew for the word redeemed. It referenced all these ideas “ransom…to release, preserve…deliver…rescue. The ransom is the amount paid to purchase the release of one who is a prisoner. Jesus sacrificed His life to pay the ransom required to release us from the power of sin. When we accept his gift of salvation we are preserved to new life, delivered from the power of death and rescued from subjection to the god of this world, Satan.
If you have not yet been redeemed, I pray you will turn to Jesus in faith and repentance today.
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Ephesians 2:8–9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Just wanted to share this with you.
Keep looking up…He is coming soon!