Entry 1 of 3) 1 : a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity. 2 : the act of ransoming.
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Praise the Lord! I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people.
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.
Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.
He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord! He gives food to those who fear him; he always remembers his covenant.
He has shown his great power to his people by giving them the lands of other nations.
All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy. They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
He has paid a full ransom for his people. He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever.
What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has! Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
Psalm 111:1-10 – NLT
When I read this psalm the word Ransom stood out. God has ransomed us.
Whether we realize it or not, we are all slaves, more than that, we are prisoners. We are slaves to sin. We are all also owned by death and one day death will demand payment.
God has a plan to set us free. The payment is the life of his son, Jesus. Jesus death is the ransom for our sin. His resurrection is proof and payment that sets us free from death.
I’m apologize that I keep yammering in about this Jesus guy and him setting us free. If you are a believer in Jesus and your reading this good for you. Share your faith with someone who doesn’t know him yet, doesn’t know that he has paid the ransom, our ransom, my ransom, your ransom. We are set free.
My hope is to be read by a person who does not know and has not heard of Jesus. My hope is that you my reader, if you haven’t heard of this before, this God/man Jesus dying and paying our ransom and setting us free, that you will consider accepting the offer of forgiveness and freedom. I hope you will.
Jesus loves us. You and me. He is our ransom.