Ephesians 1:7

Published March 9, 2020 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. — Ephesians 1:7

 “There are some things money can’t buy—but these days, not many” It seems that “almost everything is up for sale.” But one thing money can’t buy is redemption—freedom from the stranglehold of sin. When the apostle Paul began writing about the rich nature of God’s plan of salvation through Jesus, his heart erupted in praise: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us” (Eph. 1:7-8).Jesus’ death on the cross was the high cost of delivering us from sin. And only He could pay that price because He was the perfect Son of God. The natural response to such free but costly grace is spontaneous praise from our hearts and commitment to the God who bought us through Jesus (1:13-14). Praise to our loving God—He has come to set us free!