The Redeemer

Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb says: 'I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who alone stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth by myself; Isaiah 44:24 WEB

In the Bible when someone was in trouble, danger, or in need, a male relative could 'redeem' them. This relative was called a 'kinsmen redeemer' and they could step in and pay off their debt, buy back their property, and set them free.

A great example of this is in the book of Ruth. When Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi were widows, living penniless and gleaning in the fields, a wealthy relative named Boaz stepped up and took them in. Ruth suddenly went from having nothing, to having it all. Though Ruth was a moabite, she is King David's great grandmother and in the lineage of Jesus (Ruth 4:17).

The Lord is often mentioned as a Redeemer in the Bible. The word Redeem means: to save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate. In this light, the Lord wants to:

- (Save) Rescue you and keep you safe from danger.

- Compensate for your defects and make you a better person.

- (Vindicate) Clear you of all blame.

Jesus became our Redeemer. He stepped in and laid His own life down for us. The debt that we could not pay, He paid. He has chosen the church as His own bride just as Boaz chose Ruth. So leave your past behind and let the Lord guide you from this day on. Your past, is in the past, and your future is now a bright one.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for redeeming me. Lord I want all that You have for me in this life, lead me. Please teach me the things that I should know and let me hear You clearly, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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