Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF November 26, 2018

What Redemption Means for Us

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The word “redemption” may seem like a mouthful; it means we’ve been saved from the evil things in the world that aren’t from God. When we got born again, gave our lives to Jesus, and made Him our Lord and Savior, our final destination went from hell to heaven. However, being redeemed has practical applications that impact our lives right now, even before we get to heaven.

Redemption is defined as gaining or regaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt. Jesus has redeemed us from the way we were before we were saved. Now that we’re in Christ, we’re new creatures; our old, sinful natures have passed away. The exchange came when Jesus went to the cross and offered Himself up as ransom to pay for our sins.

Under the Law of Moses, the people were in bondage to their self-efforts to justify themselves, but nothing they did was good enough. Living under the law meant living under multiple curses that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin, with no hope of being justified in God’s sight. Jesus rescued us from that when He actually became a curse for us. Our faith in what He did through His death and resurrection moves us from the law to grace.

In addition to redemption from spiritual death, we’re also redeemed from poverty, sickness, emotional issues, and living in any kind of lack or defeat. God wants only the best for us; He wants us to live in victory. Agreeing with Him makes us the head, and not the tail, in life.

The redemption we have from Jesus’ blood allows us to partake of the inheritance of the saints. He has delivered us from the power of darkness, translated us into His kingdom, and forgiven us of all our sins—even the ones we haven’t committed yet. Living under God’s saving grace gives us a huge advantage in life.

Prayer:

God, before we were saved, we were under the enemy’s power. You sent us Your Son to redeem us from the enemy’s hand and give us new lives in You. Thank You for the new opportunities You give us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Deuteronomy 28:13, 15-68
  • Galatians 3:10, 11, 13
  • Romans 6:14
  • Colossians 1:12-14

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