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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

God is Redemptive Exodus 15:1-13

God Is Redemptive. Exodus 15:1-13
By James Dyet, reprinted from Anchor © Haven Ministries. Used by permission. copyright 2007

 “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. You will bring them in ...." (Exodus 15:13, 17)

Overworked and underpaid! Many workers today believe they fall into this category. however, that description pales when compared with the work conditions the Hebrews in Egypt had to contend with. They were slaves with the ever-increasing demand to make more bricks with less straw.
You can imagine how joyful those Hebrews were when God redeemed (delivered) them from Egypt and its bondage. Soon after God covered Pharaoh and his cavalry in the Red Sea, Moses and his sister Miriam led the Hebrews in praiseful celebration of this triumphant divine deliverance.
The apostle Peter wrote that God has redeemed believers by the blood of Christ (I Peter 1:18-19). The word "redeemed" in verse 18 means to buy in the slave market, to buy out of the slave market, and to set free. When Christ died for us, He bought us with His blood to set us free. Now we are no longer slaves to sin; we are free to serve God willingly and gladly (Romans 6:17-18). That's something worth celebrating, don't you agree?

Religion without redemption enslaves people by binding them to lifeless rules and ceremonies. But all who believe on Christ receive life and liberty.

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