VERSE OF THE DAY
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
in christ we are made free by his blood sacrifice we have forgiveness of sins because of gods rich grace we are made pure by his death in him we are forgiven
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
In Christian theology, redemption (Greek: apolutrosis) refers to the deliverance of Christians from sin. It assumes an important position in salvation because the transgressions in question form part of a great system against which human power is helpless.
What Does Ephesians 1:7 Mean? ►
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
God created man in His own image and likeness and man enjoyed unbroken fellowship with His Creator God and walked and communed with Him in the cool of the evening – but through man’s owns foolish rebellion and disobedience – man became servants of a cruel task-master – estranged from the God Who made us, and entrapped by Satan. We forever became slaves to sin and destined to an everlasting death – i.e. eternal separation from God.
Only the shed blood of a Perfect Man could pay for the awful purchase price of sin. Only the blood sacrifice of God Himself would be sufficient to redeem us back from the terrible consequences of man’s fall in the garden of Eden – for there was none other good enough to pay the terrible price for sin and death – for God alone is holy, God alone is sinless, God alone is GOOD.
Only the sacrifice of the eternal Son of God would appease the wrath of God against humanities sin – only the spilt blood of the Lord Jesus Christ was sufficient to satisfy God’s righteousness judgement on sin, death and hell – and permit forgiveness to flow from His pure heart of love, to all who would believe on His name…
And so in His love God redeemed us. He bought us with a price. He paid the purchase price for our sin by sending His only begotten Son to the cross so that IN HIM we have REDEMPTION through His BLOOD.
The price He paid for our forgiveness was His own precious BLOOD, so that we could be forgiven forever, of ALL our sins and receive eternal life as a free gift of HIs grace – and this was according to the RICHES of God’s marvellous GRACE – His loving-kindness and His matchless holiness.
What does Ephesians 1:7 mean?
This verse transitions to payment Jesus made for us “through his blood.” Paul is referring to Christ’s death on the cross as the sufficient payment for the sins of all who believe. What did this redemption cover? It paid to release us from the eternal penalty and the earthly power of our own sins. This freedom was not “free,” since it is paid for by Christ’s death; it cost Him everything. As a result, for the believer, the ultimate price has already been paid. This is grace: the ability to become a child of God, because God provided a free way to know Him by faith.
God’s grace is mentioned in reference to money with the idea being that grace is of tremendous value. Grace is what is required to make people sons and daughters of God. All have sinned and fall short of His glory (Romans 3:23). It is only through Jesus that we have a way (John 14:6) to have salvation (Acts 4:12). Paul will explain this truth in greater detail in Ephesians 2:8–9, adding that the same grace of God, which gives salvation, is designed to also lead believers to works God has designed for us (Ephesians 2:10).
Ephesians 1:3–14 praises God for the blessings He has provided. Paul ties together the ideas of predestination, God’s glory, the salvation of His people, and the rights we have as children of God. In particular, believers are blessed because God chose, before creation, to save us. That salvation came at a great cost: the death of Jesus Christ. As children of God, we can be confident that God will give us what He has promised: namely, an eternity with Him in heaven.
The first chapter of Ephesians contains two main passages. The first describes the blessings Christians have been given as a result of our salvation through Christ. Paul explains these through praises directed to God the Father. The second section both commends the Ephesians for their reputation, and prays that Christ would bring them into an even fuller and more aware faith