Ransomed

TODAY’S VERSE

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Today’s verse is a beautiful metaphor of our Christian experience. To ransom someone in the Old Testament usually meant to pay a price to set a prisoner or slave free. This person would be “redeemed” or “bought with a price.” So we see that Jesus came and took us from the slavery of sin and the prisoner of our own human nature and paid our ransom with His own blood. Jesus set us free. What a beautiful picture of grace and mercy. But God doesn’t finish with just redeeming us. He loves, guides and protects us. God, through Isaiah, continues in this passage saying, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Today, rejoice that He has delivered you from your past and will love and protect you in the present. You are His, He knows you by name!”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, thank You for redeeming me. Thank You for Your protection, love and guidance. Thank You for the fact that I am Yours, that You know me by name! In Jesus’ Name.
AMEN

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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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