Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
In order to get something, you have to give up something. Give and take is a generally understood concept.
You might hear children say it is time to trade in their tickets from the arcade games for toys and treats.
Maybe you have said “Let’s redeem our certificate for the free night at the local bed and breakfast” or maybe “You should redeem your travel rewards and get upgraded airline seats.”
Every financial or barter transaction is a transfer. Redemption implies an exchange of value.
The willing sacrifice of Jesus Christ redeemed us from the wages of sin.
Scriptures to study follow. Please note these verses are from the NKJV translation.
The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord.
v4 “my year for redeeming was at hand” relates to timing of redemption and connects to grapes of wrath and blood stained garments
v9 “he redeemed them himself” explains who performed the redemption and why it was done; because of his love and mercy, he became the savior
v16 “our redeemer you are named forever” follows the recounting of miracles God performed during the leadership of Moses; the evidence that God is the protector and guide of Israel from Egypt to Sinai and throughout the wilderness to the Promised Land.
Walk in wisdom redeeming the time because the days are evil.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,
“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) which is a reference to Deuteronomy 21:23.
Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.