Ransomed

I was studying John 5 this morning and I read a cross reference that sent me to Isaiah 35. As I read Isaiah 35:10 “and the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” It struck me how beautiful that is.

We are the ransomed of the Lord. Sin had taken us but God paid the ransom. God sent Jesus as the price that had to be paid to release us from our captives. A ransom is a price you must pay to someone who took something from you to get something that was yours and you want back.

Knowing that you are something God paid a ransom for should give you everlasting Joy.

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