Oh Joy! I am Redeemed!
This blog is inspired by another blog, “Don’t Be Perfect, Be Redeemed.” The word redeem/redeemed is found several times throughout the Bible. However, I want to focus on a couple of passages in the New Testament; Galatians 3:12-14 and Titus 2:13-15.
First let’s look at the meaning of the word redeem. According to Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, The Greek word for redeem in Galatians 3:13 is exagorazo, a strengthened form of agorazo denoting “to buy.” It is used metaphorically. Jesus has delivered us from the Law and its curse. He did so with giving His life on the cross. Doesn’t that sound like He wanted us because He willingly paid the price?
Second, the Greek word for redeem in Titus 2:14 is lutroo. Here it means “to release on receipt of ransom.” It is used in a spiritual sense. Jesus gave Himself to ransom us from all lawlessness. Not only did He set us free but He also did so to purify for Himself a people for His own possession. He desires for us to zealous for good works.
In summary, to be redeemed means that Jesus bought and/or ransomed me from the Law and its curse and all iniquity. He did not have to but did so out of love for me. Therefore, I am His and bought with a price. I am no longer slave to sin nor am I destined to pay the price for my sins. Yet, while we were sinners Christ paid your debts as well as mine.
Be Sure to Check Out Allie’s Blog
In the aforementioned blog, Allie reminds us that Jesus doesn’t want our perfect. He desires us and we are to remain open and vulnerable to Him. Thus rejoice! And shout I am redeemed! To God be the glory!
Love it 🙂 I love the way you dove into the Greek to expand on what redemption means. Its just beautiful. I think this is a topic in itself that would take years to even chip the surface lol.
I love how redemption is this beautiful exchange – all our yuck and sin for all of God’s goodness and blessing. Its phenomenal.
Thanks for expanding on what redemption means.
I’ve also linked this post in my post so that if people want to know the meaning of redeemed they can come here 🙂
Thank you, Allie. I appreciate your connection.
🙂 Thank you, Allie. Glad to expand on this and I agree with you.
Great post! It is amazing how much more insight we can gain when we use Greek and Hebrew lexicons. Your post has really highlighted the power of these verses for me; they carry much more meaning now. Thank you.
Glad to hear that. Word studies are great way to get more out of God’s Word.
I love looking at the original meanings of the words in the Bible! One of these days I really want to study Greek! Thank you for helping us better understand a word we hear so often.
You’re welcome. Thank you for taking time to post a comment. Blessings to you.
I love this…My blog name is Graciously Redeemed..so I am quite passionate about this concept. I also did a post over Easter about my tendency to want to be perfect not Forgiven. It is such a trap which leads me into all sorts of problems and away from God’s grace. Blessings. Ruth
Hi Ruth, I am so glad to know that you were blessed. May you continue to grow in His grace.
Great wisdom here! I have the word Redeemed in wooden letters hanging in my office because this gift is such a source of joy!
Thank you, Crystal.
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