Read Isaiah 59:20
What does the term “the Redeemer” mean to you?
“The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord. – Isaiah 59:20
The “Redeemer” is the Savior from sin. The leading verses in Isaiah 59 discussed Israel’s sin and confession of sins. Therefore, the “Redeemer” is more than a deliverer from oppressing nations, but also the Savior and forgiver of a person’s sins when repented. The “Redeemer” provides salvation not only for the lost in Zion, but all who repent and come to Him.
A redeemer is someone who makes up for or rescues a person from the bad. Everyone needs rescued at some point in his/her life. Jesus did this for each and every one of us when He died for our sins on the cross. God chose to redeem us of our sins by dying on the cross; so, if we repent and turn to Him as our Redeemer, we can live in eternity with Him. He redeemed us so we are no longer separated from Him.
The redemption of God through His son is the greatest representation of God, the “Redeemer,” there is.
“And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” – Job 19:25
Job had no promise of being renewed in health, yet his greatest comfort came from knowing God is alive and our Lord. Job lost everything and was questioned by the most loved person in his life, if following God was worth the pain and loss. He never gave up hope, even during the worst of his suffering because he knew his Redeemer lives. Job found his freedom through Christ’s redemption.
God desires to save us from our sins. He wants to heal our brokenness. There is redemption, renewal and freedom in surrendering to God.
Questions to consider
- What does this name of Jesus mean to you?
- How can you allow God to be the “Redeemer” in your life?
- What is stopping you from being redeemed by God?