Mar 24, 2019
Anyone who has spent much time in and around the church, recognizes the significance of the term, “Redeemer.” It’s a common term, most often used in reference to Jesus Christ. He is the one who died on the cross, offering His Himself as a substitute for sinful mankind. In so doing, He provided a means of redemption for sinful men and women, offering them the opportunity to be freed from their captivity to sin and death. But redemption, while a familiar concept to most Christians, is not always fully appreciated or understood. And in Isaiah 44:1-8, God is going to reveal Himself as the Redeemer of the people of God. Despite their deception, lies, and dependence upon their own human effort, God would one day redeem them. The redemption of sinful man by a holy God is not something we should take lightly or treat flippantly. God doesn’t have to redeem. He is not obligated to rescue sinful men. But He chooses to do so because He is a faithful, loving God who wants to manifest His glory and magnify His name among the nations of the world.