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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jesus in the OT - Part 2, Exodus

(Compiled by CRAIG ASHLEY for the OC Feb breakfast discussion.)

EXODUS: A BOOK OF REDEMPTION

Definition of Redemption from Holmen Bible Dictionary
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer: To pay a price in order to secure the release of something or someone. It connotes the idea of paying what is required in order to liberate from oppression, enslavement, or another type of binding obligation. The redemptive procedure may be legal, commercial, or religious.


OLD TESTAMENT:
  • Ex 6: 2-8
    God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant. “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.’
NEW TESTAMENT:
  • Eph 1:6-8
    …to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
  • Gal 3:13
    Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
  • 1 Pet 1:18-19
    For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

1 comment:

Inga Gerard said...

God knows that our way of life is empty and he desires to fill up our life's well with living flowing waters inside. He understands us in His Grace and helps to support our efforts to transform our morally flawed boundaries and rules into ways that mirror Him as originally planned.